If you’re a normal Snapchat user, you might currently have obtained a snap from teamsnapchat demonstrating the brand-new functions that have actually been added in today’s extremely significant update.
It’s the very first time we’ve seen any type of major renovations because way back in January, yet with video calling and immediate messaging having actually simply been presented, it’s clear that the developers are looking to branch off beyond captioned selfies.
Instantaneous messaging is big business, and you only need to check out Facebook’s $ 16 billion purchase of WhatsApp earlier this year for an example of just exactly how crucial these talk and IM applications have become in the contemporary Digital Age.
Snapchat is, to all intents and functions, an instant messaging application in that you can send images of your face with text, yet in the most up to date upgrade, performance has actually been dramatically broadened.
Those upgrading will have the ability to enjoy ‘‘ correct’ immediate messaging with those on their get in touch with lists, and also hold live video telephone calls. These brand-new functions tossed down the gauntlet to applications such as the aforementioned WhatsApp and KIK Messenger, along with the similarity Apple’s FaceTime and Microsoft’s Skype, and although Snapchat’s reach is fairly tiny in contrast to a few of the significant players, it seems growing at all times.
As a Snapchat individual, I need to state, these brand-new additions are more in comparison to welcome – – especially the chat function. When breaking with someone regarding minor topics such as food or simply sharing pictures, the Snapchat device functions merely fine, however if you want to regurgitate a concern or hold a correct conversation, you then have to switch to a much more considerable solution like WhatsApp or iMessage.
Many thanks to the update, however, this problem is no much more, and with video calling having additionally been thrown in for good procedure, Snapchat is looking equally the fully-fledged social app to fit all conversational necessities.
You can get the brand-new Snapchat for iOS and Android listed below. It’s not currently readily available on Windows Phone, however although it does not yet have the new functions, I would personally advise WP customers take a look at ‘6Snap’ over at the Windows Phone Store.