Snapchat released a new update on 29 March 2016 called Snapchat 2.0. Here’s everything you need to know about the updates.
In a blog post, Snapchat revealed that the new update is all about chat, human communication. “We want Chat to be the best way to communicate — second only to hanging out face-to-face.” – Snapchat
In one of its biggest updates yet, Snapchat’s chat 2.0 is trying to be the one stop app for all social communication. It has revamped its chat features to include, video, audio and a whole lot of stickers. Well, this is definitely something to be excited about, don’t you think?
Snapchat Chat 2.0 Update: New Features
Let’s take a look at all the new features Snapchat introduced this time:
- Video Calls: You can now video call people even if they’re not online on Snapchat, much like Skype and other video calling apps.
- Audio Calls: Same as the video call feature. The feature is similar to that of WhatsApp calling and calling people over phone.
- Video Notes: This is a cool feature that lets you send 10 second videos with audio. Mainly intended to send video reactions, the video goes in a loop, much like GIFs.
- Audio Notes: Audio notes are short voice notes, much like the one in WhatsApp, that you can send when you to your chat partners when you’d rather they hear your voice.
- Stories Auto-Play: In earlier versions of Snapchat, Stories only play one at a time. In the new update, the next Story automatically plays when the current Story stops, which is a much needed feature.
- 200+ new Stickers: Chatting just got more fun with over 200 new Stickers. These new Stickers are available probably courtesy of Bitstrips, which Snapchat recently acquired for $100 million.
- Send Multiple Photos in Chat: It’s now possible to send multiple photos in Chat. What’s more, you’re also able to edit these photos, add stickers and emojis before sending.
Besides the above updates, there are a few tweaks that will make your chat experience a whole lot better.
All in all, Snapchat’s latest update is all about the Chat feature. From what we can gather, it seems like Snapchat is trying to be the one-stop app for all social communication needs. But this is unlikely given that nothing stays in Snapchat. You have no access to previous messages, unless you saved them separately. But good effort by Snapchat on the revamps.