Go to Concerts? Use Snapchat? The Two Now Can Go Together in a Feature Called “Crowd Surf”

After a promising start, Snapchat is having its lunch eaten by Instagram, so it needs to up its game. The new feature called “Crowd Surf” is a new shot against Instagram. Using artificial intelligence, the feature stitches together concert video shot by different people from different angles at the same gig. Meanwhile, the song continues to play seamlessly in the background. Here’s a TechCrunch demo.

Read more. Meanwhile, you can bet that they’re busy coding something similar over at Instagram.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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