SNAP Inc has revealed a new set of updates to its Snapchat app that could cause users to abandon WhatsApp.
One of the new features that is guaranteed to make a splash is ‘Chat Reply’, which allows users to reply to individual messages in an ongoing chat with a number of Snapchatters.
The new feature is intended to “help you keep track of conversations and communicate with context,” according to the press release.
Snapchatters can use the feature by long-pressing on a message in Chat, then clicking ‘Reply’ to start a thread.
A second cool feature is ‘Bitmoji Reactions’, which gives Snapchat users a “quick and easy way to react to any message on the go.”
This feature is equipped with seven emotional responses covering a wide range of expressions.
A third new tool called “Poll Stickers,” allows Snapchat users to add Emoji-powered polls to both Snaps and Stories.
The Poll tool is intended to help friends survey each other’s thoughts on what they think and has been designed with a “picture-first approach” because it uses Emojis on text.
Snapchatters on both iOS and Android can design their own Polls by choosing from a number of Emojis in the Stickers folder.
The Snapchat rep added that the polls aren’t anonymous to promote “a fun and healthy way to connect.”
Finally, Snap revealed that it has improved its audio and video calling engine to make face-to-face chats more entertaining.
This feature includes new lenses as well as a way to preview who is active on a group call before joining.
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