Social media app Snapchat has unveiled Discover, a new platform built into the service which allows its users to access curated news stories and other entertainment. The company recently finished a fifth investment round, which brought its net worth to $485 million, and Discover appears to be the first of a series of new functions.
Users can access Discover by tapping a circular icon on the top of the app’s Stories screen, which then takes them to a grid of various media and entertainment outlets’ logos. Tapping one of them shows the user a short teaser followed by ten-second videos showcasing the day’s headlines. The articles and videos are hand selected each day, and Snapchat has not ignored the significantly younger demographic of its user base; among the music content curated for Warner Bros.' first day of stories were releases by David Guetta and Drake.