The Snapchat 2.0 update is live and direct! Although there are constant Snapchat updates (more specifically with their lenses), Snapchat 2.0 has added many features to help broaden the dynamics of the app itself. We at CoPromote have made a list below of our five favorite updates!
1) Lenses: Old and New
The first step to these lenses, is knowing how to access them.
- Place the camera on selfie-mode.
- Tap on your face and hold until a white outline of your face appears, then release.
- At the bottom of the screen, a list of lenses will appear and as you scroll left at the bottom more lenses should appear.
- Once you press on one…magic happens.
The same Snapchat lenses used to be available on a day-to-day basis. Then Snapchat introduced the idea of selling the lenses to users. NOW, we get a new lens every day! Don’t worry, if you bought a lens it will always be available to you.
2) Video & Audio Notes
Video notes now let you record 10 seconds of video that loop when your friend watches your message!
Audio notes let you record audio to respond to Snapchatters when you don’t necessarily feel like typing or sending video notes. As a bonus, there are also 100 reaction stickers unique to Snapchat!
3) Video Chats/Voice calls
Watch out WhatsApp! Snapchat has arrived. You are now able to make a phone call (voice call) or video call (video chat) to people within your Snapchat network. If a friend video calls you, you have the option to either watch or join. While watching the other person, they cannot see or hear you but you can send them text responses.
The same applies to voice calls. You have the option to either listen to or join in on the conversation, while always having text responses available to you.
Open a conversation with a friend on Snapchat (or begin one), and once you tap on the message box you will see five icons appear. The second icon is the “Voice Call” button, and the fourth icon is the “Video Chat” button. Try it out and see how it works for you!
4) Sending multiple photos in Chat 2.0 at once
There is no longer a single photo limit to the amount of pictures you can send! When sending a snap, click on the photo icon on the far left. You may select up to 10 photos to send. There’s no limit to a snap.
5) Sending photos during video and audio calls
We had to test this option out as soon as we read about it because, for some reason, we didn’t believe it. Lo and behold, it worked! If you are connected to a WiFi network and you’re on a phone call, you can go straight to your Snapchat and snap away. You won’t even have to put your friend on hold while you snap.
There you have it. CoPromote’s five favorite Snapchat updates. Follow us on Snapchat for our latest snaps and stories!
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