Is Facebook turning into Snapchat?
Snaps no longer have a time limit.
As a major aspect of a slate of new elements reported Tuesday, Snapchat clients can now choose the new “infinity” symbol to give companions a chance to see a photograph snap for whatever length of time that they need.
“We’ve all felt the frustration of not being able to fully enjoy a Snap — even after replaying it — and we wanted to give you the option of allowing the recipient to enjoy your Snap as long as they’d like,” the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
After a user taps to close the snap, it will delete as usual. Previously, you could send photos that would disappear after one to 10 seconds.
In that same vein, Snapchat also launched looping videos on Tuesday. Tap the “looping” icon in the wake of taking a video snap to have it replay more than once, until your companion closes it or advances to extra posts on your Snapchat Story. Stories are photograph and video posts shared by clients that vanish following 24 hours.
You can now also draw with emojis by tapping the doodle tool and selecting an emoji.
Snapchat additionally included another tool called “magic eraser.” By tapping the scissors tool and the stars symbol, clients can delete something in a photograph snap – like a stray bit of trash on the ground.
Tools will now show up vertically along the right-hand side of the screen, instead of showing horizontally on the top right. Snapchat said this arrangement will enable the organization to add more creative tools to that space later on.
Recently, Snapchat launched new 3D lenses and made stories searchable. Meanwhile, Facebook (FB, Tech30) has launched Snapchat copycat features like its own version of Stories.
In other Snapchat news this week, the app’s parent company Snap () will report its first quarterly results as a public company on Wednesday.
Reference : www.money.cnn.com