Snapchat gets huge update with the addition of self-destructing text and support for Video Calls

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Snapchat is a popular messaging service which is used for sending self-destructing images, which would, well self destruct themselves, leaving no trace (Unless the person at the other end takes a screenshot)

Snapchat has updated it’s apps and Boy, what an update it is! It is Snapchat’s biggest update since it’s inception in 2011. The new update adds support for self-destructing text messages and also enables you to have a video call with another Snapchat user.

Text messages are automatically deleted (Self-Destructing is the more better word, no?) when both of you leave a conversation, unless you specify that the message not be deleted (You can save a message/prevent it from being deleted by tapping on it).

When a user is active, you may see a Blue throbbing icon. Press and hold it and Voila! You are in a Video Chat. You may alternate between the front and back cameras while in a Video Chat by swiping up.

You can just send a video stream or have a live Video Chat with the other person. To leave a Video Chat, all you have to do is to lift your finger off the Blue icon and you are out.

The new features are definitely a welcome addition. Snapchat somehow has expanded into more areas, while simultenously sticking to it’s core idea: Self Destructing stuff.

Sources: Snapchat

 

 

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