Redesigned Snapchat to launch on Android December 4th?; Snap to sell Spectacles at store in London

Yesterday, we told you that Snapchat parent Snap had reported a lower than expected gain of 4.5 million new Active Daily Users during the third quarter. More importantly, founder and CEO Evan Spiegel said that the messaging app will be unveiling a new redesign for the Android version of Snapchat. Following the redesign, Snapchat will be easier to use. While Spiegel didn’t reveal a launch date for the new version of Snapchat, a source familiar with the matter said that employees were internally given the date of December 4th as to when to expect the new look to be available.

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Snapchat Spectacles invade Europe, available online and from quirky vending machines

From an average guy’s point of view, Snap’s Spectacles might look like nothing more than plastic sunglasses with an embedded video camera. To Snapchat fans, however, the colorful pair of shades could be a great extension to the popular service, allowing them to add events to their timeline from a unique, first-person perspective. And now, more people can get their hands on them. 

After starting the sales of Spectacles with a single vending machine in the US last November, now Snap Inc. is making them available in Europe. Snapbots, as these machines are called, …

Spectacles return to Venice with a new pop-up store

On February 20th, Snap closed its New York City pop-up shop for the Spectacles sunglasses. A new store is opening in Venice, which should result in some Deja Vu. After all, the Spectacle vending machine first appeared in Venice last November. The new store is near Snap’s L.A. headquarters and is situated near the Boardwalk. The store will be open between 11am through sundown, and will feature several kiosks where the glasses can be purchased for $129.99 a pair. The exact address, in case you’re navigating to the location by GPS, is 701 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291.

The Venice store …