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Snapchat adds 16-person group video chat feature

04 April, 2018, 01:38 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Where have we seen this before?                  Snapchat

Video chatting is not new for Snapchat, nor is the ability to have more than a dozen users at once, the report notes.

"Today, we're making Chat even more fun. Now you can video chat with up to 16 of your friends at one time", Snapchat said.

To start a group video or audio chat, the user must be a member of a group or should a create a group to do so. From there, your friend will receive a notification, allowing them to join for as long as the chat is going on for.

If you're not looking your best at that moment, no sweat: you can join the chat with just voice, as well as toggle between video and voice.

The new features are part of an update to the app and were set to begin slowly rolling out to iOS and Android users starting Tuesday.

Snapchat announced today that users on both iOS and Android will soon be able to start group video chats with their friends.

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The firm first introduced one-on-one video and voice chat in 2016. But Snapchat is stepping up its game to lure more people away from Facebook, the social media Goliath that is growing passe for the next generation of smartphone users.

When a user sees a tagged Snap, they can swipe up and add the person as a friend or view any public Stories.

Mentions in Snapchat work just like they do in other applications. If someone tags you in their story, you'll get a notification in chat.

Snapchat is having a bad time for a few months now.

Snapchat is also copying a popular Instagram feature by adding "Mentions". Facebook Messenger has filters too, but only supports six callers; Houseparty can handle eight callers, but doesn't have filters. What do you think of these new features? Of course, this being Snapchat, you'll also have access to the wide array of lenses the app offers. This should make it a (ahem) snap to tag the right person.

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