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An update to Snapchat brings stickers, audio/video calls to chat

If you’re a Snapchat fanatic, this is the update you have been waiting for.

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If you’re a Snapchat fanatic, this is the update you have been waiting for.


As if Snapchat couldn’t be any more addicting, the company recently pushed out a major update that brings stickers, audio/video calls to chat.

Here’s all the stuff that’s been added in the update outlined by SnapChat in a recent blog post:

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 🙂

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!

Image courtesy of The Verge

Here’s all the latest stuff to hit the update as summed by The Verge:

The long-rumored update adds more than 200 stickers featuring walruses, sloths, aliens, and Snapchat’s signature ghost, and they can be searched by keyword, as on Facebook Messenger. There are also easier controls for starting a video call, allowing you to dial someone who is not present in the chat. You can also choose to chat via audio, and switch back and forth from audio to video during a chat. And if your friend doesn’t pick up, or you just want to send them a reaction using other means, you can record a short audio or video “note” and it will be waiting for them the next time they open the app.

Both updates are being rolled out today for iOS and Android. To learn more, click here.

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