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Snapchat Updated With New Interface, Enhanced Camera, “Dancing Ghost”

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This morning, Snapchat received a big update on Android, bringing a few features that have been present on iOS for some time. Included in version 3.0.1 is a refined interface, which allows for swiping between the camera and your Inbox, as well as the addition of improved camera software. 

What’s New:

  • New Interface
  • Swipe to access snaps and friends
  • Easy search for friends
  • Faster camera
  • Snapkidz
  • Dancing ghost

Overall, the app seems to be a whole lot smoother, so go grab it in Google Play.

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Cheers Brian and Tareck!

  • jaydee

    Does anyone no how to delete your received and sent messages after the new updat?

    Samsung Galaxy S3

  • Jose Salas

    What is Snapkidz ?

    • Eduardo Santana

      If you try to make an account, but you say that you’re under 13, it won’t let you actually send a picture, only take one and draw on it and such.

      • Jose Salas

        Thanks ! (:

  • Kie

    Does anyone else have an issue with not receiving notifications of new snaps? The app has not once notified me on Galaxy Nexus running AOKP

    • michael steinmetz

      i have problems if i do a restore from titanium

      • Jordan

        usually delete the cache and data from the app will fix it. I had the same problem when restoring from titanium, but this usually fixes it.

        • michael steinmetz

          Wouldn’t deleting the data require you to have to sign in again defeating the purpose of doing a restore?

          • Jordan

            In theory, yes. But it just works. Sometimes there are a few hiccups that happen across different ROM builds. Besides, snapchat doesn’t have that many important things in the cache and data. Just try it out :)

          • michael steinmetz

            To be perfectly honest I could care less about the data saved I’m just lazy with passwords and such lol

  • r0lct

    Didn’t even know this made it to Android. Must have been Internet out of office that day.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Bummer.. I like the new interface. But they fixed the cyanogen mod screen shot detection. Previously, if you have CM10.1 and you took a screen shot with the volume down and power button. Snapchat didn’t recognize the screen shot. Now it does.. :(

    Update!: If you enable the new CM10.1 Privacy Gaurd on SnapChat. You can still send and receive messages, and SnapChat is unable to detect screenshots!!

    • Justin Bontrager

      You poor thing. Now your girls you snap will know you’re creeping on them.

      • Taylor Abrahamson

        My aim is actually to inform my friends of the loophole. There is nothing worse then app that lies and says that it can do things it can’t. Like protect your pictures. Luckily I can still demonstrate to friends and family that it is possible to screen shot without getting a warning. And that they should avoid sending ‘private’ pictures because they aren’t actually private or protected.

        • Justin Bontrager

          Haha ok :) just messing around.

        • Shawn Pourhosseini

          Nice cover story.. :)

  • EricRees

    I am pleased with Snapchat updates.

  • chikpee

    Did they ever fix the fact that Snapchat doesn’t actually delete the messages you receive (just changes the file extension)?

    http://decipherforensics.com/publications

    • Stephen

      I just got a degree in digital forensics, and as soon as I saw this I was intrigued. I wonder what they ended up doing. I mean, it is technically deleted for almost any avid smartphone user, but if someone really wanted to forensically analyze a phone, they could find it.

      • Weber

        Your comment was disguising as spam until I read the whole thing

        • Stephen

          haha I see what you mean

        • EvanTheGamer

          I second that! I was looking for a link to some spammy, virus infested site at the end of his comment, but came up with nothing. hahah.

          • Stephen

            I swear I didn’t mean for it to sound like that :(

          • EvanTheGamer

            Haha, just how the sentence began is all. It was funny. :)

        • Weber

          I was waiting for you to tell us how much you (or your divorced friend that’s a mother of two) make a month by working from home.

      • chikpee

        The level of recovery effort is pretty minimal. You don’t have to do anything crazy like clone the internal flash storage and scrub for remnants or anything. Anyone with a rooted phone and a file browser app (like ES File Explorer or Root Explorer) can dig into the /data partition and pull them out.

        Can’t believe they haven’t addressed this yet. It would be a dead-simple fix to make. EPIC has even filed an FTC complaint against them

        http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-privacy-watchdog-epic-files-complaint-against-snapchat-with-ftc-20130517,0,3618395.story

        • Stephen

          Wow, I guess I missed a lot since I saw the original story on it!

  • Stephen

    that dancing ghost is hysterical. love the look of the app.