Podcast: Hashtagging Emojis & Dropbox

Hashtagging Emojis & Dropbox Updates



In today’s podcast we will be talking about Instagram’s latest updates and Dropbox’s new features. We are joined by Andrea Cole, a senior accounting and marketing major graduating in December. I have included screenshots and links for the app updates if you would like to read further or download any of the items discussed today!

instagram’s update

Instagram’s Blog

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Sign up for Dropbox today!

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Download Dropbox App (Available for iPhone, android, windows, blackberry, kindle fire)

iPhone Download | Android Download | Window’s Download


Snapchat Update: Best Friend Emojis

When rolling out the Discover option, many were disappointed that the best friends feature had been disabled. Snapchat employees swore that it would be back, and fans finally got what they wanted…sorta.

Introducing Friend Emojis

Instead of being able to see someone’s best friend, Snapchat created a more private way to see who you are closest too, and how they feel about you. According to techcrunch.com, here is a directory of what the different emojis mean:

  • 💛- Gold Heart – You’re #1 Best Friends – The person you send snaps to most sends snaps to you most too
  • 😬- Grimace/Grit Teeth – You Have A Mutual #1 Best Friend – The person you send snaps to most is also who this person sends snaps to most
  • 😊– Smile – One Of Your Best Friends – This is one of the people you send snaps to most
  • 😎- Sunglasses – You Have A Mutual Best Friend – One of the people you send snaps to most is also one of the people this person sends snaps to most
  • 😏- Smirk – You’re Their Best Friend But They’re Not Yours – You’re one of the people they send snaps to most, but they’re not one of the people you send snaps to most
  • 🔥- Fire – You Two Are On A Snapstreak – You and this person have sent snaps back and forth for the number of consecutive days shown

Snapchat decided to hide this update, and say in the description it was just “bug fixes and improvements to make Snapchat faster”. Snapchat hid the directions to use these emojis in their Discover Channel.

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Emojis were not the only thing added. The update also contained a low-light camera option in the shape of the moon. When turning it on, it automatically brighten what you are looking at, making it perfect for snapchats at night.

Why do some people need love?

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You may have noticed a section under your list of  “recents” called “Needs Love”. Snapchat is now reminding you to send snaps to people you haven’t in a while. It does not mean that they aren’t getting any “snap love”, just not from you.

Below are some screenshots from the update:

What do you think of the most recent update? are you a fan of the new ‘best friend’ feature? Why or Why Not?

Snapchat Update: The Good, The Bad, & The QR Code

IMG_5004The Good: Meet Discover

The Discover tab is one swipe past the Snap Stories page. Currently, there are 11 different channels, including CNN, Comedy Central, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, ESPN, Food Network, National Geographic, People, Vice, Yahoo News and Warner Music. There is also a black Snapchat Ghost channel, which will be filled by Snapchat from other content creators not listed above.

These channels are updated daily with a new “edition” much like a magazine or newspaper. When you see a preview that you want to know more about, you just swipe down that takes you to an article. Swiping left brings up the next “story”. The only confusing part is trying to get out of an “edition”. Personally, I keep getting stuck on the last screen not knowing what to do.

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The Bad: WE Miss Stalking

In with the new editorial Discover feature, out with stalking people’s top friends on Snapchat. Previously, a person could view the top three users with whom they exchanged messages with the most.

This feature disappeared after the new update, and many users took to social media to complain about loosing the number one stalking feature.

Don’t worry fans, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel tweeted after the updated released that the best friends feature will be back soon. Thank goodness we can stalk people again!

The QR Code: Wait, What?

By tapping the ghost icon at the top of the camera screen, it brings you to a page with a funny looking Snapchat logo. This may seem like the normal logo, but each user has a unique ghost/dot combo. This functions like a QR code. If you meet someone and you must find their Snapchat username, just point your camera at his or her personal logo and they will be automatically added to your contacts.

Fore more information on the update, check out Snapchat’s blog.