Use Bitmoji, stickers, and more in group chats.
Group chats are finally coming to Snapchat in the app's latest update. Send snaps and messages to your friends in one chat, versus switching to text messaging to talk about what you just sent.
Snapchat's update is available today and easy to use. Start a group chat from the chat screen or after creating a snap. Like regular chats, whatever you send in a group chat will be deleted in 24 hours — whether or not everyone in the group has opened it. You can also use Bitmoji, stickers, voice, and video notes in the new feature.
Along with the group chat feature comes "Quick Chat." If you want to talk to a friend privately from a group chat, tap on their name and a new chat will start. This should help you avoid one of the greatest struggles of group chatting — talking to one person in a chat and blowing up everyone's phone.
In the same update, Snapchat is also introducing two new edit features and Shazam! The first new edit feature is the Scissors tool. Tap on the scissors icon, snip away at your favourite part in a snap, and a sticker will be created from it! With the new Paintbrush tool, turn any photo from your memories into a new photo that looks like it belongs in a museum. And if you're curious about a song playing near you, hold down on the camera screen in Snapchat and you'll see what song is playing — thanks to Shazam.
See what the new features look like ahead, including how to use them. These features should definitely amp up your snap game — and make you come back from using Instagram stories.