“Disappearing-messaging app Snapchat, which turned down a $3 billion takeover offer from Facebook in 2013, is now trying to act more like Apple,” Jennifer Booton reports for FOXBusiness.
“The company rolled out a new chat service that bears a liking to Apple’s iOS FaceTime service on Thursday, an effort to dive deeper into the mobile messaging market already dominated by Apple, Google, Facebook and WhatsApp,” Booton reports. “Rather than a one-sided disappearing conversation — which has been the basis of Snapchat from the beginning, where a person sends a picture with text and painted images to any number of friends to be viewed at a later time — the new chat service allows the user to chat face-to-face in a real time video stream (sound familiar?).”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple leads. The rest follow at a distance. As usual.
MacDailyNews Note: Changed “knocks off” to “mimics” as per G4Dualie’s suggestion below.