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Snapchat sacks Local Stories team to focus on live events


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

September 7, 2016 | 2 min read

Expiring photo messaging service Snapchat has pulled its daily 'Local Stories' feature, sacking 15 curators responsible for providing the content.



The social network says it will instead focus on live moments, specific events like the Super Bowl, instead, according to Bloomberg.

The company said: “A small number of Local Story curator positions were eliminated in our Los Angeles and New York offices, as the result of changes to our Local Story Coverage.

“We’re thankful for the contributions from these team members.”

The app’s Discover feature went live after Live Stories and the company looks to have shifted its focus to the live video content afforded there.

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