Snap halts development of its Snapchat Pixy selfie drone

According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal, Snap Inc. Pixy (a flying selfie drone) will cease all development. The Pixy is a $230 mini drone that can take selfies and land in your hand. Wirelessly send movies and photos to the Snapchat app on your phone for posting to the app.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly told staff during a Q&A that the company was halting development of the Pixy drone. The decision is due to the company's efforts to reprioritize corporate resources, sources say.

The Pixy drone is still available on Pixy.com and is listed as available in the US and France "while supplies last", so it seems more likely that the Pixy won't be in stock once supplies run out.

The Pixy's $230 entry price includes a bumper, battery, shoulder strap, battery, and USB-C cable. A $250 package includes two additional batteries, and each battery can hold 5 to 8 flights using the default flight modes, according to the Pixy website.

Snapchat recently announced its premium tier of $3.99 per month, although it does not disable in-app ads. Snapchat+ offers "exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features."

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