Snapchat adds TikTok-style feed – and will PAY you from $1million daily pot if your Snap is featured

SNAPCHAT is bringing out a new feature called Spotlight that will bundle the most entertaining Snaps in one place.

If your Snap features on Spotlight you'll be paid from a pot of over $1million (£750,000) that the company is planning to splash out each day.

The good news is that you don't even need a public account, just a really good Snap.

This means regular people could start cashing in on influencer money without the need for a large following.

The Snaps you see on Spotlight will eventually be tailored to your preferences, picked up by Snaps algorithm.

If you want to try and be featured all you'll have to do is create a fun Snap and select “Spotlight” on the Send To screen.

Then the Snap will be viewed by the Snapchat team and if it's deemed entertaining then you stand a chance of being featured and earning money.

Earnings will be based on unique views.

Spotlight is available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France.

You may need to update your app.

Spotlight will just be a new section of the app that you can click on.

You'll be able to scroll through and favourite Snaps on the spotlight feed.

The feed will be moderated and no public comments will be allowed.

More countries will be added to the Spotlight list soon.

Snapchat – what is it?

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Snapchat, or Snap, is a multimedia messaging app available around the world
  • It was created by former Standford University students Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown
  • The first version of Snapchat was released in September 2011
  • The main feature of Snapchat is the ability to send self-deleting photos, videos and messages
  • These digital missives will wipe themselves from a recipient's phone after a short time
  • Snapchat also offers "Stories", which allow users to share content visible to multiple users – but that vanishes after 24 hours
  • In 2019, Snapchat had around 190million daily users

In other news, teenager Charli D'Amelio has become the first person in the world with 100million TikTok followers.

A recent TikTok update means parents can now have more control over what their kids watch on the app.

And, Twitter is introducing a new 'Fleets' feature that means you can create posts on the platform that disappear after 24 hours.

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