Snapchat Intros Chat 2.0 With Reworked Features, Auto-Advance Stories

One aspect of Snapchat frequently overlooked is the ability to “chat” with friends. Similar to Hangouts or any other instant messaging app, you can whip up a few sentences, then send them along to a friend who maybe sent you a really funny snap recently. It is sometimes easier to reply with words than with a snap of your own. With that said, Snapchat announced Chat 2.0 today, brining a more intuitive chatting experience to users of the service.  (more…)

Liked Those Snapchat Selfie Lenses? You Can Now Buy Them For a $1 a Pop

Back in mid-September, Snapchat released lenses for selfies. They are animated frames you can place on top of your face, making any selfie that much more interesting to look at. Most of them were actually quite good, and now, users of Snapchat can access a library of lenses, all available for purchase at the price of $1 a pop. A few of the basic lenses are still free, but the good ones each cost a $1.  (more…)

Snapchat Brings Ability to Switch From Front and Rear-Facing Camera While Shooting

An update rolling out to the Snapchat application is bringing a bit more camera functionality. After the update, users can do a simple double-tap on their screen to flip back and forth from the front and back-facing camera while shooting a video. This should help really create a great scene for your selfies or whatever it is you shoot on Snapchat.  (more…)