Snapchat New UpdateThe latest version of the app, which rolled out to iOS and Android Tuesday, adds a suite of new selfie tools, in-app purchases, a new Trophy case feature and more.
With so many updates it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve found all the most important features in the update and the best tips and tricks to using them whether your a Snapchat newbie or a hardcore power user.
Snapchat’s new Lenses function is just part of the app’s latest edition, announced today, which also includes a trophy section and the option to buy the ability to replay Snaps. That’s right, pay — this is the first time Snapchat has introduced an in-app purchase, and they’re charging 99 cents per three replays. Right now, users get one per day for free.
Snapchat New Update
The biggest change to Snapchat is the addition of “Lenses,” which allow you to add an array of special effects to photos taken with the front-facing camera. You can unlock the lenses by holding down on your face when the front-facing camera is open in the app.
Snapchat uses the emojis to describe your Snapchat relationship with the people you exchange messages with the most. But now, Snapchat makes it much easier to tell the difference between the yellow and red heart (Besties vs. BFFs)
and the smiling face and the smiling face with sunglasses (BFs vs. Mutual BFs).
Snapchat is out with its latest update bringing new features and tricks to the photo messaging app. The release notes are short: Before you take a selfie, press and hold on your face for a surprise! That’s referencing the new selfie Lenses trick, which lets you apply some pretty wild effects to your face before sharing with friends. To use Lenses, just tap and hold on your selfie before taking a Snap. A facial outline appears as well as seven effects including that dramatically change up your selfie.
On its blog post, Snapchat also highlights the addition of “pricey” paid Replays for users wanting extra chances to view Snaps. This feature is currently US-only for now.
We introduced Replay in Additional Services almost two years ago, and we’ve used it to relive those amazing moments (or the ones we weren’t paying attention to…) just one more time before they disappear. We’ve provided one Replay per Snapchatter per day, sometimes frustrating the millions of Snapchatters who receive many daily Snaps deserving of a Replay. But then we realized — a Replay is like a compliment! So why stop at just one?
Today, U.S. Snapchatters can purchase extra Replays, starting at 3 for $0.99. You can use a Replay on any Snap you receive, but you can only Replay any Snap once. They’re a little pricey — but time is money! 😉