The popular messaging platform has added some new features like the chat interface and a new video calling feature that is somewhat like FaceTime. We know that snap photos are a great way to start conversations with friends. Some of us send multiple photos just to chat because pictures sometimes speak more than words. With Snapchat’s new features you can swipe on a friend’s name in your inbox to enter a new chat screen, just like on a regular chatting interface. You use it to write and send text messages, you can send snaps, videos and photos right from your camera roll. The new version of Snapchat features a new button at the bottom of the screen. If the button turns blue it means that one of your friend is in the chat screen and is reading your message. Hitting the button starts a call. If your friend hits the button too, you can see both ends of the calls simultaneously. You need to keep your finger on the screen in order to keep the video call active from your end, just like when you want to see a snap. Below the finger, you will see a thumbnail of your camera, with the rest of the screen filled with the face of your friend. If you remove your finger, you will then see your friend without sharing your camera.
With Snapchat’s new features you can switch from your front camera to the back one just by dragging your thumb to the upper half of the screen and the camera will automatically switch. These changes make Snapchat a very efficient and fun messaging app.
When you’ve finished calling and chatting, you can go back to your inbox. Whenever you do this, it erases the chat history but you can still save any messages for later by tapping on them.
Snapchat’s new features – makes it even easier to chat and send snaps
It remains to be seen if Snapchat fans will appreciate the new changes because it’s no longer just a platform for sending cool selfies, it’s now more than that.
The updated features will be available in the Play Store and the App Store and to start chatting you will need to communicate with a friend who already updated the Snapchat app. It might take a while before you can sue the new features with your favorite contacts.
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