by Brent Dirks
July 15, 2014
Insanely popular messaging app Snapchat has just unveiled location-specific geofilters in New York and Los Angeles. Here’s a quick video showing the filters in action in some Los Angeles-area locations like Disneyland and Venice. Click here if you can’t see it. As you can see, just swipe right on the preview screen before sending a photo to see what filter your location has unlocked. Designed for the iPhone/iPod touch, Snapchat can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. Just to note, you will need to enable Location Services to use the filters. Snapchat doesn’t store your location. Last month, Snapchat introduce the Our Story feature that allows users at one place to contribute images to the same story. It was available to use for the first time at the Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. After Snapchat turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook last year, the social networking giant recently introduced its own messaging service - Slingshot. For other recent app news today, see: Saga's Brightly turns your iPhone into a personal UV monitor, Scribd to update official iOS app with improved browsing and library management, and Warhammer 40,000: Carnage welcomes the new Dark Angel Space Marine.