SPS 2023: Everything Snapchat has in store for you

Brace yourselves

Snapchat has brought several new updates at SPS 2023 and since you probably didn’t make it to the event, here’s the complete low-down on what is headed your way.

Shopping Suite

Last up, we have some of Snap's newest features, the Shopping Suite from Snap's AR Enterprise Services is shaking up the retail game with its fancy tech. Here are five ways it's making shopping a whole lot better:

1. AR Try-On: With this tech, you can finally see what that hot new outfit would look like on you without leaving your house. It's like having a virtual dressing room, minus the harsh lighting and the germs.

2. 3D Viewer: You can now check out every nook and cranny of that product you're eyeing before you buy it. It's like being a detective but instead of solving crimes, you're just trying to make sure those shoes won't give you blisters.

3. Fit Finder: Say goodbye to the struggle of finding clothes that fit just right and having to return those ill-fitting impulse buys. With this AI feature, you can finally feel confident about your size and stop pretending like you're a medium when you know darn well you're a large.

4. Enterprise Manager: This fancy tool lets retailers manage and create AR assets, which basically means they can make their products look even cooler than they already are. It's like giving your product a makeover without having to deal with all the drama of a reality show.

5. Hands-on Integration Services: This is like having your own personal shopping assistant, except they're tech-savvy and won't judge you for buying those hideous socks. With this service, retailers can easily implement all the cool features Shopping Suite has to offer without any headaches.

And the best part? Now you can try on clothes virtually even if you're too lazy to leave the house! AR Mirrors is bringing the party to your living room so you can have a blast trying on clothes without having to put on pants. Shopping has never been this fun (or comfortable).

So that’s all, folks! Everything Snapchat is planning on bringing to your palm in the near future. If you ask us, it seems like they are going out of their way to top all the other social media apps! Will it work? Ask Gen Alpha!

New Features

First up, we have some new features to make the app more entertaining and user friendly. These features include-

1. Calling Lenses - You can now break free from the boring grid and appear together with friends in one frame. It's like you're all in the same room, but without the bad breath and weird smells. Let's just hope your friend doesn't forget to put on pants!

2. After Dark Stories - Perfect for all you night owls out there. You can add stories of your late-night shenanigans or study sessions, and see it all unfold the next morning. It's like waking up to a surprise party, but without the hangover.

3. Communities - Share your thoughts and perspectives with classmates. Just make sure to avoid the internet trolls, they're even worse than tomatoes being thrown at your face!

4. Memories - Bring back all your favourite moments from Snapchat Memories, so you can relive them with your friends. It's like a time machine but without the awkward fashion choices. Who wants to relive their middle school fashion anyway?

5. Snap Map - New location-sharing options, 3D landmarks, and tags on places that were buzzing last night among friends and the Snapchat community. This ensures you don’t miss out on the fun again, unless you are an introvert who hates socialising. Just be sure to control who you share your location with. We don't want any awkward run-ins!

Creator’s Hub

Snapchat isn't just for sending funny pictures to your friends anymore. It's become a hub for content creators to showcase their talents and build a business. To help these creators, Snapchat has come up with some pretty cool programs. Here are 10 offerings that can help you make great content and build a business on Snapchat:

1. Stories Revenue Share Program: You can now get paid for your Stories by placing ads within them. But you gotta have at least 50,000 followers and 25 million monthly Snap views, and post at least 10 Stories a month. Easy peasy, right?

2. Spotlight Reward Program: Get rewarded for making top Spotlight Snaps. Just don't forget to thank your mom when you become famous.

3. Public Stories: Share your creativity with the world with just a tap. Keep Snapchat for your real friends, but let the rest of the world know you exist.

4. Scheduling Feature: Post your Stories whenever, wherever and get access to content performance insights and Story Replies. It's like having a personal assistant but for Snapchat.

5. Place Tags: Tag locations in your Spotlight Snaps to reach a wider audience. And who knows, maybe you'll become the official tour guide of your city.

6. Stories Page: Save your favourite Stories to your profile and let other Snapchatters discover them. It's like having your own little museum.

7. Linktree Integration: Add a Linktree to your profile and drive your fans deeper into your world. Because who doesn't love a good rabbit hole?

8. Remix Feature: Get more exposure and engagement by allowing Snapchatters to react to and re-share your Spotlight Snaps. But be careful, with great exposure comes great responsibility.

9. Enhanced Spotlight Replies: Control the comments and replies that appear on your videos. Delete the trolls and embrace the love.

10.Sounds Recommendation Tool: Pair your Lenses with the perfect sound with this handy tool. Because sometimes, silence is not golden.

With these offerings, you'll be on your way to Snapchat stardom in no time. And who knows, maybe you'll be the next big thing on the internet.

Live Music Experience

It doesn’t end there! Snapchat has found new ways to enhance the live music experience through AR. Snapchat has partnered with Live Nation, Disguise, and famous DJ Kygo to add augmented reality (AR) technology to live music events, and it's not just about the music. Here are the top five ways Snapchat’s AR technology is making the live music experience more fun:

1. AR Compass and 3D Map of the Grounds- Snapchat’s AR Compass and 3D map of the grounds will be available at 16 of the biggest festivals. This means you can now find your friends even when you are both lost in the crowd and your phone signal is down. Now, who needs to worry about getting lost?

2. Custom AR Lenses- Snapchat’s custom AR lenses will allow festival-goers to express themselves and enhance their snaps with unique and creative filters that are specially designed for each festival. It’s time to show off your funny face and make some unforgettable memories.

3. Integration with Disguise- Snapchat’s new integration with Disguise will bring AR visuals to some of the world’s largest venues and tours. Imagine your favourite artist’s vision coming to life through Snapchat's lens. Who needs a concert ticket anymore?

4. Kygo AR Experiences- Snapchat is teaming up with famous DJ Kygo to create AR experiences for some of his concerts this summer. Now you can immerse yourself in his music and feel like you are part of the band. 

5. Live Nation Partnership- Snapchat’s partnership with Live Nation will bring custom AR experiences to 16 of the biggest festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. This means you can now experience music festivals like never before, thanks to Snapchat.

In conclusion, Snapchat’s AR technology is changing the way we experience live music. With AR compass and 3D maps, custom AR lenses, Disguise integration, and Kygo AR experiences, Snapchat is taking the live music experience to the next level. Who knew music could be this much fun?