Snapchat launches chat update

Photo courtsey of Twitter

Photo courtsey of Twitter

Emily Mills

Snapchat launched Chat 2.0 on Tuesday, an updated version of its chat feature it launched two years ago.

According to a blog post, the new feature allows users to video or audio call other users in the chat window. Users will also be able to easily switch between texting, photo sharing, sticker and gif sharing and the new calling options.

The update also includes an auto-advance feature for stories. When users finish watching one story, the next one begins to play automatically. 

“When we first launched Chat, our goal was to emulate the best parts of face-to-face conversation,” the post said. “Chat 1.0 was all about the joys of being here — when most apps told you when your friend was typing, Chat let you know that your friend was listening. Two years later, we’ve learned a ton about how people talk, but our goal remains unchanged. We want Chat to be the best way to communicate — second only to hanging out face-to-face.”

The update is available on both iOS and Android.

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