Snapchat added live video chat and instant messaging feature in recent update

Snapchat added live video chat and instant messaging feature in recent updatePhoto messaging app called Snapchat, popular among the online community for photo and short video sharing to the contact list. However, the app was very limited without features like instant messaging and other stuff. Users were only able to take photos or short video clips, doodle on them, add captions, set how long the recipient could view them, and share. But, in a recent update, the company has added the live video chat and instant messaging feature.

The new update brings the new feature called chat, where a user swipes the name of one of their friends in their Snapchat contact list to start a text conversation. It has also added the live video conversations. The app allows users to start live video chats with the press of a button when the other end user is online, similarly, Apple and Microsoft does with FaceTime and Skype. There’s no ringing or waiting around, aside from the inevitable connectivity issues.

The new update brings the new feature called chat, where a user swipes the name of one of their friends in their Snapchat contact list to start a text conversation. It has also added the live video conversations. The app allows users to start live video chats with the press of a button when the other end user is online, similarly, Apple and Microsoft does with FaceTime and Skype. There’s no ringing or waiting around, aside from the inevitable connectivity issues.

The application treats the conversation as to how it treats video and photos. Messages that are not saved will be cleared after users read them. However, it can be saved individually by tapping on them. A user can also take a screenshot of conversations to save them, Snapchat said in a blog post on Thursday.

The new Snapchat update is now available for Android from the Google Play and is expected to arrive for iOS soon.

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