New features hit Snapchat for iOS after update

New features hit Snapchat for iOS after update
How hot is Snapchat? Consider that earlier this year, it raised money at a valuation of $800 million. Now the company has allegedly rejected a $3 billion offer from Facebook. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's take a step back for those Rip Van Winkles out there. Snapchat is a messaging app that has one important feature. The photo and video messages sent using the service disappear after ten seconds, never to be seen again. That is, unless you take a screenshot of it.

The Snapchat for iOS app has been updated to version 6.1 and includes some new features including one called "Replay". With this app turned on, users can see a Snapchat message that has already self-destructed. However, you're limited to using "Replay" on one Snapchat message per day, one time only.

The update also allows you to add information to your snaps including the time and temperature when you took the photo or video. You can even tack on to your disposable message, the speed that your device was traveling at when you took the snap. Besides three filters like Black and White, Sepia and Vintage, there are some other new features that have been added to the app with the new update, including a front-facing flash for night time selfies, and Snapchat users can designate up to seven people to be on their 'best friend' menu.. The new filters can be found at Settings > Additional Services > Manage.


source: Snapchat via AppleInsider

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5 Comments

5. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Still running in 32-bit. WTF? I think Snapchat and Skype are the currently the only steady selling iOS apps without 64-bit support. Users should ask for a 64-bit version since running a single 32-bit app on 64-bit iOS requires some extra resources, thus slowing down the whole system. http://www.funkyspacemonkey.com/running-32-bit-apps-iphone-5s-will-slow-entire-ios

4. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Permanently Deleted forever, except once a day, every day. Yeah Snapchat, you're totally deleting all your data! P.S. New update requires Finite GPS Access, with no user benefits

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Wow... I never knew that an app made for sending dirty pics would be worth so much!

2. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Replay.. That's dumb. So you can get a free chance at screenshotting something after you've seen that its worth saving. For the average user this could be devestating

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

How hot is Snapchat? beats most photo sharing apps three-fold. Checking out these new features

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