Snapchat recently brought about new changes in its app that gives users to view the social habits of their friends. Snapchat, the photo-sharing app has become very popular among teens and with the new features, the app has become way more interesting and fascinating. The previous version of the app used ‘Best Friends’ list to reveal with whom you snap chatted the most. The new feature uses a series of Emojis to categorize the type of user’s relationship with each other as well as mutual friendship.
Rather than blog or releasing it in press, in a post on the Snap Channel of Discover, Snapchat launched its news and media feature. The Emojis are basically non-instinctive labels. They do not completely allow users to track their or friends socializing patterns. Photos of Beyoncé with other celebrities have been used to explain each Emojis. Different symbols have different ways of expressing your photo-sharing timeline. A gold heart determine that two users both snap each other more than they snap any other person whereas a grimacing emoji means two users send more snaps to the same third user than they do to any other user.
Similarly many other emojis have some meaning exhibited to display what each user, with mutual friend and their relationship status mean. A sunglass-wearing emoji signifies two people have a best friend in common and send many snaps to this person. A smiling emoji indicates that a friend is among the people a user snaps most often. A smirking emoji suggests the friend sends many snaps to the user, but the user does not send many snaps to that friend and the fire emoji means two users have been snapping each other for consecutive days.
A section, namely, ‘Needs Love’ has been added that indicates that you haven’t been snapping a particular friend as much as you did in the past. A low-light camera feature has also been added to improve the quality of the images in dark places. Previously the app was not responsive in dim light areas. This update will enable the pp to detect you even in dark places. A crescent moon icon will appear on the screen as you press the video or image brightening button and will make it convenient for you to share photos during night.
Along with new features, Snapchat also announced numerous security and privacy changes. The California based company plans to ban third-party apps, expanding its bug bounty program and has joined Facebook, Google GOOGL +0.52% and Yahoo YHOO -1.09% to report the frequency of requests for user content and information from government agencies.
Since these new features are tricky, the users might teach each other and enhance Snapchat experience.