Mar 16, 2019 10:59:49 IST
Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month, online news service Cheddar reported on Snap plans to announce its gaming platform for developers in April ” a=”” man=””
Shares of the company nearly 3 percent in trading before the bell.
The platform, codenamed “Project Cognac, ”will feature a handful of games from outside developers, especially in the Snapchat app, according to the report.
The new gaming initiative will be unveiled at Snap's first ever summit for content and developer partners in Los Angeles on April 4 and video initiatives like more original shows will also be announced, the report added.
Technology news website The Information first reported that Snap was working on a gaming platform in June 2018.  Snap declined to comment on the Cheddar report
Snap Inc's Snapchat, known for its disappearing messages and funny filters, has struggled since going public in March 2017, as Facebook's popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, has replicated many of its novel features.
A controversial redesign of the app last year also alienated some of Snapchat's users and advertisers.
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