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How to change someone's Snapchat display name

Snapchat may not allow you to change your actual username, but it does let people change their display names.

If you use Snapchat regularly and have lots of friends, display names can quickly become a mess. While some people use their regular names like good social citizens, others feel the need to change them to non-descriptive nicknames that can create confusion over who is actually sending you a snap. If you prefer order in your Snapchat universe, you can easily override their chosen display name in favor of one of your own creation. Here's how!

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How to sign up for, send, and receive Snapcash with Snapchat

Snapchat has partnered with Square to make sending secure cash payments to your friends just as easy as sending a photo.

To get started with Snapcash you'll need to be 18 or older and have a US issued debit card. Once you link your debit card information to your Snapchat account, you're ready to start sending and receiving Snapcash! Follow along and we'll walk you through the entire process of how to link your information and how to make sure it stays secure.

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How to change your Snapchat username

Really need to change your Snapchat username but can't figure out how?

Don't feel bad. There isn't a button on Snapchat that takes you to an editor where you can make the change, like there is on Twitter or other services. There is, however, a workaround that can help make the process slightly less painless. You'll have to create an all new username, and you'll want to do that before getting rid of your old username. If that sound complicated, don't worry — I'll walk you through the process!

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How to permanently delete your Snapchat account

Snapchat is fun, fast, and super-popular, but it's not for everyone all the time. And that's okay.

If you decide that you don't want to use Snapchat any more, you can permanently delete your account in just a few easy steps. Unfortunately, you can't delete your account right from the Snapchat app for iPhone, but you can use Safari or any web browser on any computer. Deleting your account not only makes sure you won't see any new snaps that might be coming in, but that no new snaps can come in.

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Snapchat finally adds the ability to record video while playing music

Snapchat scored an update on iOS today that finally brings the ability to snap while playing muisic and other audio from your phone. This is sure to be a welcome change for many, as avid Snapchatters will no doubt be aware of the frustration that occurs when the app cuts all audio coming from your phone the second you press that record button.

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Snapchat Discover is like Snapchat Stories, but for publications

Snapchat is launching a new Discover feature that is, in essence, Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications. Snapchat Discover brings together photos and videos from a variety of external sources, as well as Snapchat's own internal content.

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14 sensational sharing extensions for iPhone

Twitter and Facebook have been built into the iPhone and iPad for a while, but thanks to sharing extensions in iOS 8, you can now quickly and easily send your photos, videos, comments, and other content to any social network or online service you use, from any app you happen to be using. All you have to do is install and enable the share extension, tap the share button, and choose the extension you want to use. Best of all, share extensions have already been implemented by a bunch of great apps. Here are some of our favorites!

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Some teens turn to AirDrop instead of Snapchat and Instagram

Sharing photos is a popular pastime for teens with smartphones, and there's no shortage of services to cater to them — Snapchat and Instagram remain popular options. But there's another way to share photos and other files that may be picking up steam, especially among young people with iPhones: AirDrop.

AirDrop, built right into iOS, enables iPhone users to exchange files with one another without relying on a separate app or third-party service. The advantage over services like Instagram and Snapchat is that you don't have to have usernames or set up specific accounts to use it.

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Snapchat gets updated with support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been out for a while now, but Snaphat has only just released an update to really support the new hardware. Thee latest release not only adds support for Apple's latest smartphones, but also adds a few improvements.

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Vector 67: Will snap for cash

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show, Dave wants to stage a podcast intervention, Guy wants nothing to do with Snapcash, and Rene wonders if Taylor Swift would worry about the devaluation of apps. Georgia rolls with it.

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