There’s a lot of hype surrounding Snapchat right now. The popular messaging platform for Android and iOS devices has just received its latest update and it brings a wave of new functions to keep its users glued to the app even more than before. Called Chat 2.0, the new iteration of Snapchat will allow users to switch between their regular ways of communication from texts to video to voice messaging.
“Today, we’re excited to introduce Chat 2.0. You can start by sending a few chats, and when your friend shows up, start talking or video chatting instantly with one tap. Your friend can simply listen if you want to sing them a song, or watch if you have a new puppy to show them. If they aren’t there, you can quickly send an audio note to say what you mean. And sometimes, a sticker says it best,” the company writes in its official blog.
Apparently, Snapchat’s latest update brings in a heap load of big changes to its video and audio chats. Now, users will be able to initiate video or voice calls without even having the need to be actively chatting with the other party. Moreover, users will even be able to upload photos from their smartphone’s camera roll on the fly. Users can also leave a simple audio or video message should the person on the other end fails to pick up the call.
“We’re also introducing Auto-Advance Stories, the fastest way to catch up with your friends. When you finish a Story, the next one begins automatically — simply swipe to skip ahead, or pull down to exit.” the blog post reads. Whenever users finish watching their friend’s Story or whenever they swipe left, the next one in line will start playing automatically. Its users will also be able to enjoy private chats more as the update gives over 200 stickers for their convenience.