Snap Partner Summit: Action Bar, Places, Topics, and Story Replies
Today, we’re introducing a new way to navigate Snapchat, as well as new features for the Snap Map and Stories, giving you more ways to find what you’re looking for and connect with the growing Snapchat community.
We’re making it easier to navigate Snapchat with our new Action Bar, which provides top-level navigation when you open the app. It’ll change contextually based on what you’re doing or watching.
Snap Map is a personal map that shows what your friends are up to, highlights perspectives from the Snapchat community, and is used by 200 million Snapchatters every month.
We’re adding Places to the Snap Map so you can easily find the spots that are popular with our community, no matter where you are. We’re adding millions of listings for businesses around the world.
The Place Profile includes Snaps from the location, the address, hours of operation, and reviews from TripAdvisor and Foursquare. Ordering food through Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats is just a tap away, starting soon in the US. Places are rolling out today on Android and iOS.
We’ve also made it easy for local businesses to re-engage their customers as they reopen by providing free ad credits. (https://forbusiness.snapchat.com/local).
Today, Snapchatters share more than 3 million Snaps per day to Our Story. This makes Our Story one of the best ways to see what’s happening in the world through the eyes of the Snapchat community.
Now, there’s a new way to share the things you’re passionate about with Topics. Use a Topic sticker or submit your Snap to a Community Topic, like “Life Hacks” or “Oddly Satisfying” and browse Topic Pages to explore Snaps based on what you care about most.
We’ve rolled out Story Replies to make it easy to communicate with the Snap Stars you’re following. We filter out bullying and hate speech to make sure that Snap Stars feel the love from their fans. Snap Stars can turn Story Replies into stickers and add them to their Stories to power things like Q&A Sessions.