Snapchat update introduces group messaging with up to 16 friends


Snap Inc., owner of the popular social media app Snapchat is rolling out a holiday update to the app that will finally add a group chat function as well as a couple new creative tools to make your own stickers and paint on Snaps.

Join us after the break for the details.

The new group feature, appropriately named Groups, will allow you to communicate with up to 16 Snapchat friends in a single thread. As to be expected, both chats and snaps within Groups will expire and vanish after 24 hours and can only be replayed once by each group member. You’ll also be able to quickly dive in to a chat with a single person in the group by tapping their name on the bottom of the chat screen.

Also included in the update are two new Creative Tools called Scissors and Paintbrush. With Scissors, you can cut out a portion of a Snap to convert that into your very own sticker. Paintbrush works as it sounds and lets you draw things like a funny moustache, cat ears, or whatever you fancy right on the Snaps you uploaded to the Memories section.

You can grab Snapchat from the Google Play store link below and keep in mind the update may not be immediately available for all users.

Download it now: Google Play

Source: Snap Inc.

About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.