Snapchat introduces group video chat and friend tagging in Stories

Snapchat introduces group video chat and friend tagging in Stories

These new features should reach all Snapchat users over the next few weeks, the company said.

Video chatting with your friends is more in line with private messaging than anything. If you're in the unusual position of needing to talk to more than 16 people at once, then you can double the number just by using voice - up to 32 friends can join a group voice chat. This starts the live video call in the app, while pressing the phone icon starts a voice call with the people in the group instead. The members of the group will be notified that they've been invited to a call. Friends in the Group Chat will receive a notification inviting them to join. You start the voice call the same way you would a group video call by being within a group chat. Users will also be able to filter Snapchat lenses over their faces, like the epochal rainbow vomiting mouth or puppy dog ears.

To start a video chat, tap the video icon in a group chat in the app.

The feature was spotted last month, and is officially rolling out with the new update.

Mentions in Snapchat work just like they do in other applications. Going forward, Snapchat users can tag their friends on the stories.

MRI on Warriors' Patrick McCaw Shows no Structural Damage
McCaw, who appeared to be trying to dunk, did a scissor kick in the air over Carter's shoulder before landing hard on his back. Soon after, Warriors players David West , Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee went to the locker room to calm their emotions.

Snapchat also announced the launch of a tagging feature on Snap Stories.

The tagging feature will let users tell friends when they've posted a video they're featured in or promote a brand or celebrity by making it easier for others to add them.

Share Snapchat Stories with anyone: Users can now share Snapchat stories with anyone, regardless of whether they have the app.

That particular component should be useful, as Snap Maps has increasingly been a hot spot for real-time, first-person updates during breaking news, like natural disasters and protests, as well as more entertainment-focused moments like concerts and popular sporting events.

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