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SNAPCHAT WILL UNVEIL REDESIGNED APP ON DEC 4TH, 2017
Snapchat is all set to launch its biggest redesign on Monday, December 4.
WHY REDESIGN THE APP ANYWAY?
Despite the endless war between Instagram and Snapchat with both copying features from each other, Snapchat’s user base has been quite stagnant for a while. So, redesigning the interface is an effective way to allure users. CEO Evan Spiegel tipped off that Snapchat could espouse sort of Facebook like feed system. Spiegel told investors that the Snapchat app would be redesigned to make it more approachable and added: “there is a strong likelihood that the redesign of our application will be disruptive to our business in the short term.”
WHAT CHANGES COULD BE EXPECTED?
Now that the date of release is confirmed, let’s check out what types changes could be expected with the redesigned interface.
With the change, you will get all your friends based communication, including the Stories to the left of the camera, wherein earlier, Stories used to be at the right side. Now the space near the right-hand side of the camera is filled with crowdsourced videos from users around events like sports games, along with the content from Snapchat’s publishing partners like BuzzFeed and NBC. However, the stories from the celebrities would still appear on the right side of the camera.
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According to the sources, the redesigned interface is introduced among the Snapchat employees as the “democratization of content.”
Spiegel’s vision for Snapchat is to create a “great personalized content service” and he also told that it will address some of the flaws present in feed-based social networks like Facebook or Twitter. He added that now Snapchat would give an opportunity to individuals like internet celebrities to earn money by their videos.
SHARING SIMPLIFIED ON ANDROID
Google is set to release a new app Files Go which will help Android to share files and manage storage without mobile data connection.
WILL IT BE A GOOD COMPETITION FOR AIRDROP?
Google is all set to launch an app Files Go which will make sharing and managing files easier than ever. The good thing is that the files could be shared without using mobile data. The app is somehow like the functions of Apple’s AirDrop but it is more than that. It is more of a smart storage manager which allows users to manage, share and delete files with ease.
Files Go app will be more helpful on the Android devices with limited local storage. The app is just of 10 MB. Files Go is available for Android 5.0 and above.
WHAT ARE THE FEATURES?
FilesGo is a lightweight app which acts a file manager which lets you organize your files and free up space on your device. It also has inbuilt search tools to locate important documents. Files Go app is efficient enough to help users to find and delete “spam & duplicate images”.
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In the image above, you can see the Storage tab which shows the used and available space on the device This tab has an option to Clear Cache which removes the cache and displays the freed-up space.
Under the Files tab, you get a file transfer tool that allows users to share videos, images, and audio with users in your Bluetooth range. To send a file, the recipient needs to open the app and tap on Receive option. You also get a tab to categorize all your files, you can filter the files into various categories. Like with images, you will get Chat App, Camera, Screenshots and more. It is not clear when the app is going live on Play Store.