Snapchat Steps Up Its Game With Sophisticated New Messaging Features

Snapchat Steps Up Its Game With Sophisticated New Messaging Features

Snapchat rolled out its biggest update yet Thursday, in a move that added text messaging and video chatting to its photo and video sharing app.

The latest version of the app focuses on helping its users have conversations, rather than just one-off picture and video messages.

“Until today, we felt that Snapchat was missing an important part of conversation: presence,” the company wrote in a blog post. “There’s nothing like knowing you have the full attention of your friend while you’re chatting.”

Following a slight delay in the app’s rollout, the new Snapchat is now available to all iOS and Android users. Here’s our first impression of how the new features stack up.

A new look

Before you even dive into the new chat and video features, it’s obvious Snapchat has given much of the app a facelift.

Many of the app’s icons and buttons have been redesigned and and the entire user interface has been given some much-needed polish. The menus, which you still navigate via swipes, are cleaner and less cluttered. The font has also been changed to a smaller, more subtle typeface.

Snapchat menus

Snapchat’s latest app has redesigned menus that are cleaner and less cluttered.

While Snapchat couldn’t be reached to confirm this feature, the camera itself also appears to have been improved — likely to accommodate the new video chatting features — which would be somewhat of a departure from previous versions of the apps, which were intentionally lower quality……… Read More click : Original Source