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MoneySnapchat to launch gaming platform next month: Cheddar

18:52  15 march  2019
18:52  15 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month , online news service Cheddar Snap declined to comment on the Cheddar report. Snap Inc’s Snapchat , known for its disappearing messages and funny filters, has struggled since going

The platform , codenamed "Project Cognac," will feature a handful of games from outside developers designed to work specifically in the Snapchat app, according to the report. Technology news website The Information first reported that Snap was working on a gaming platform in June 2018. Snap.

Snapchat to launch gaming platform next month: Cheddar© Reuters/Lucas Jackson The front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a Snap Inc. logo hung on the front of it stands shortly before the company's IPO in New York

(Reuters) - Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month, online news service Cheddar reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Shares of the company rose nearly 3 percent in trading before the bell.

The platform, codenamed "Project Cognac," will feature a handful of games from outside developers designed to work specifically in the Snapchat app, according to the report.

Snapchat will launch a gaming platform, now that its rivals have copied everything else

Snapchat will launch a gaming platform, now that its rivals have copied everything else After being hampered by stagnant growth as its rivals relentlessly copy and repurpose its core features, the next era in the story of Snapchat is apparently at hand. And it will have gaming at its core. The popular ephemeral messaging app is reportedly set to host a summit for content creators and developers in Los Angeles on April 4, during which the company will formally unveil what it’s been referring to internally as “Project Cognac” — a gaming platform that includes a slew of new games for Snapchat users to play that were developed by outside creators.

The platform , codenamed "Project Cognac," will feature a handful of games from outside developers designed to work specifically in the Snapchat app, according to the report. Technology news website The Information first reported that Snap was working on a gaming platform in June 2018. Snap.

Snap will launch a gaming platform for its social media app next month , according to Cheddar . The service (codenamed "Project Cognac") has been rumored for awhile, and will reportedly feature externally developed games that will work inside the Snapchat app. It sounds much like the gaming

The new gaming initiative will be unveiled at Snap's first-ever summit for content and developer partners in Los Angeles on April 4 and video initiatives like more original shows will also be announced, the report added.

Technology news website The Information first reported that Snap was working on a gaming platform in June 2018.

Snap declined to comment on the Cheddar report.

Snap Inc's Snapchat, known for its disappearing messages and funny filters, has struggled since going public in March 2017, as Facebook's popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, has replicated many of its novel features.

A controversial redesign of the app last year also alienated some of Snapchat's users and advertisers.

(Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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