Snapchat lets news organizations access public Snaps for breaking news


Snapchat is partnering with four news discovery platforms to help journalists find Snap pictures and videos during breaking news.

The partners are NewsWhip, Storyful, SAM Desk and TagBoard. News organizations subscribing to these services will have full access to all publicly-available Snaps in the same way they can access public Facebook and Twitter data.

The initiative aims to bolster Snapchat’s relationships with local news companies, including 200 US local news stations, and is a part of a larger push by Snapchat to make its content more widespread outside its app.

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