The app that brought self-destructing dick pics to the masses has now enabled more traditional sexting. Snapchat announced an update to their iOS and Android apps overnight (using a Snapchat Story, of course) that hit all users feeds around 2 a.m. EST, that add a couple familiar features — text and video chatting — to their photo sharing program.
The 'Chat' feature works by swiping to the right; photo and video sharing requires a left swipe. When both users are in the Chat, a 'Here' message will appear. By selecting 'Here', users can then start a video chat, which is essentially the SnapChat version of FaceTime. As long as you leave the Chat screen open, the messages remain visible. Unlike the time sensitive picture and video snaps, Chat relies on a user's active presence. As always, SnapChat reminds its users in the blog that nothing is really invisible: "You can always tap or screenshot to save anything you'd like to keep."
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