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Snapchat New features 2016

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Snapchat is one application that made people realize that they really needed it. It’s one of the best apps so far, especially for selfies, editing, video chatting, filters, lenses, special events and much more. Like every app, Snapchat has this quality to update their application every year without fail. I am going to share some awesome features and improvements done by Snapchat this year. So, let’s go for it :-

  1. Automatic story loading

 

Snapchat story telling experience has been improved now. Of course there is no transformation in their quality, I am sorry for that ! Now users can watch all the stories one after another, without going back to the home screen and tapping them individually. I am sure the Snapchat users can understand what I am trying to say. So, for instance, You are watching a story on snapchat. When it ends, you automatically can watch the other one. Therefore, you don’t have to go back to the previous screen and tap the other one. Isn’t this easy enough?

  1. Improvement in Video Calling

Video calling was a pain for snapchatters, I am sure they can relate to what I am trying to say…  In snapchat, video calling was possible only if you were already chatting to them, that means, that if I want to talk to chat with my friend via video calling, I have to write them messages and then only I can talk to them face to face. How stupid!

Now, there is a slight change. Video calling can be done anytime with anyone, I don’t have to write extra messages to my friends before video calling. Second improvement is that, Snapchat allows you to multitask at the same time - Users can share pictures and stories while on video calling as well as you can talk to more than one person at a time. This is a blessing in disguise. What do you think ?

  1. New stickers - Yepi

Well, you would be thinking “we already have stickers on Snapchat, what’s new to it ?  So, let me tell you that when you open stickers and slide below. You can find categories upon categories. Well, there are over 200 new stickers added to it.  Now, you all can share them to express your feelings without words. And, yes, please keep an eye on them. I am sure you are going to find some more stickers soon.

  1. Geofilters - on demand

Community filters allow users to submit custom designed geofilters which work according to your location. They work for free, therefore, you can share your location with your friends from anywhere. For instance, you are sitting in America, you can share a community filter of america with a photo attached, but you cannot add any other country to it. Whereas, On demand Geofilters allow users to promote their business all over the world by just paying $5 for every Half an hour. Now, users are not tied with any location issue. You can share any tag, anytime from anywhere. Though, this seems like a small change, if you see it by a businessman’s perspective, it’s a huge change, especially for promotional companies.

  1. Face swapping

There is a new feature added to Snapchat .i.e. Face swap. Users can swap  faces with the friend or a doll sitting near them. Of course, their face should also be visible on the screen!

I am going to share the steps through which you can use these features very easily :-

Step 1 - Grab a friend, doll or who ever is close to you. Open snapchat.

Step 2 - Click a selfie, you know how to do that !

Step 3 - Tap and hold the face on screen till the time the camera recognizes it. You will see new option coming below.

Step 4 - Select the swap circle and fit your faces into the smiley.

Step 5 - Now, you will see that how smoothly the swap is already done. Believe me, it happens in almost no time!

I hope I was able to convey all new features that you should be knowing about Snapchat. For any queries or suggestions, please feel free to write your comments below. Thank you!

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