Animated emoji 3D stickers come to Snapchat's Android app today, iOS soon

Animated emoji 3D stickers come to Snapchat's Android app today, iOS soon
Snapchat announced today that it will update its Android and iOS messaging apps to include animated emoji 3D stickers. The stickers can be used with videos and remain pinned to whatever they are attached to. If the subject matter moves, the sticker will do so as well. For example, you can take an emoji of a happy face and stick it on the head of your cat. The face turns as the cat moves on the floor of your kitchen.

The new feature was apparently developed in-house by Snapchat, and becomes available today to Android users. Those with iOS are being put in the uncharacteristic position of having to wait for the update. To use a 3D sticker, record a video and tap the sticker button at the top of the screen. Place the sticker over the subject that you want to pin it to, and long press on the sticker. Viola! The work is done.

A recent survey found that the average Snapchat user spends an average of 25 minutes to 30 minutes a day on the app. This new feature has the ability to keep users on the app for additional time. The longer the amount of time people stay on Snapchat, the more money that the company can charge advertisers.

Snapchat is in the stage where it needs to show that it can monetize its success. The most recent figure of the app's valuation, from back in late 2014, has the messaging app valued at $10 billion.


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source: TechCrunch

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10 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

Really cool feature. Can't wait to see what creativity people have with this

2. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Android got an update first? What?

3. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

their AI is great

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Android on lead....finally!!!!

5. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

This app drains my battery so quickly (S7 exynos). ~1% every 2 minutes I think the camera is always on when using snapchat. Is everyone else experiencing this?

8. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Also uses high precision location for filters... Camera kills battery itself but paired with the location equals battery drainer. Just make sure you close out of it when you're done and it should be better.

6. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Just updated mine. lets see how it goes ..

7. benoita74

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

If only this could become a trend: Android getting the updates before or on the same time as iOS. [I deny all responsibility if this comment provokes a fanboy war]

9. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

This is shocking thought Snapchat only cared about IOS (video quality on Android devices is terrible), yet Android gets this update.

10. lucasrizzo

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 02, 2016

My thoughts exactly

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