Digital News Delivery: Snapchat Discover

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by Elisabeth Souther and Sarah Mezzy–

What is your go-to source of news? Now there’s a new option on an app you are probably going to: Snapchat Discover.

Snapchat Discover is fresh from the summer. Users can swipe right to view various news channel’s stories, just as they would view their friends stories; but instead of a video of your friends driving on the highway to Taylor Swift, you can view a short clip of a current news event.

The widget has channels ranging from hard news, such as CNN, to entertainment, like People and Cosmopolitan, as well as lifestyle news, like food network. This section of Snapchat has something for everybody.

Snapchat Discover is a quick, easy way to view your favorite news sources. The channels can be selected and subscribed by user choice. Check out this section of the app the next time you are taking a selfie to send to your bestie.