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On September 24, 2016, Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat Inc.) announced its first foray into hardware products with Snapchat Spectacles. A month later Bloomberg reports Snap. Inc.’s possible valuation at $40B up from a private market value of $18B from its latest funding round and just yesterday, Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, quietly invested in Snapchat.
In anticipation of their limited release and availability, Snapchat’s latest app update now features new functionality and insight into their video-recording camera sunglasses, Spectacles. See our quick guide below for a step-by-step look at how to access Snapchat Spectacles within the newly updated app:
via Snapchat’s YouTube channel “Introducing Spectacles“
Snapchat shared the following on their blog roll announcing initial details of its next major venture, Snapchat Spectacles:
While Snap Inc. has shared several details on Spectacles, its release date remains unset. Snapchat’s latest mobile app update is not accompanied with further details of Spectacles’ release date.
Further details on whether Spectacles will be available for purchase, pre-order, and availability are addressed in our quick guide below.
Once in Settings (tap Snapchat’s ghost icon, then gear icon for Settings), you’ll see a new section “Spectacles” in the first category (My Account) below “Memories.”
Clicking on “Spectacles” brings the user to Snapchat’s pairing page:
Clicking on “Pair Spectacles” brings the user to Snapchat’s pairing page:
To end Spectacles pairing, click “Cancel” to yield the following page and return to the previous page:
At the top of the Spectacle Pairing page, clicking on “here” brings up Snapchat’s general help page now complete with Spectacle support (Snapchat also recently launched their Spectacle Twitter):
Upon selecting, “I have a Spectacles question,” the user is shown the following FAQs offering further insights in how Snapchat Spectacles work and their initial functionality:
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