Snapchat Just Made A Few Huge Changes

by Megan Grant
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It's time to up your Snapchat game, folks — and the popular app is making it easier than ever with a new Snapchat update that includes all kinds of sweet tools like Limitless Snaps, Looping Videos, and more to take your pics and videos to a whole new level. Always an app to keep people on its toes, Snapchat regularly offers unique upgrades to make for a more exciting experience, whether it's Snapchat Stories, or fun new lenses, or something else entirely. Today brings yet another update making for a more customized, personalized experience and a creative, new way to share fun memories with the people who follow you. You might also notice some other "architectural" changes, such as the toolkit having moved to the right side of the screen in a vertical manner.

In a blog post on the company's website on Tuesday, Snap Inc. announced the new features as "a pretty big change to the way you create and send Snaps." Writes the company, "These changes allow us to continue evolving the Snapchat service and provide a foundation for introducing even more creative tools for making fun Snaps!"

Indeed, Snapchat has proven itself to be always on the move, constantly looking for ways to keep us engaged. In April, they introduced World Lenses, allowing us to add filters to our surroundings similar to how we add filters to our faces. December of 2016 brought the scissors and paintbrush functions, while just a month prior, we got Bitmojis in on-demand geofilters. Do not underestimate the Snapchat!

Here's what you can expect from the most recent update, being introduced to Snapchatters starting today.


Limitless Snaps

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With Limitless Snaps, your followers can enjoy your Snaps for as long as they'd like once they open them. Writes Snap Inc. of the feature, "We've all felt the frustration of not being able to full 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 like."

You can enable Limitless Snaps by tapping the infinity icon within the timer. Once your friends close them, however, your Limitless Snaps will delete, just like a Snap with a regular time limit on it.


Looping Video

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Similar to regular videos, as well as the Boomerang feature in Instagram, Snapchat's new Looping Videos feature will replay your Snaps over and over again until your followers close them or continue on through your Story. Just tap the looping icon after you take your video.


Magic Eraser

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Located under the Scissors tool, this one is exactly what it sounds like. Erase something in your photo by tapping the Scissors tool and then the Stars icon. Then, if it tickles your fancy, you can replace it with something else. In fact, that might be where the next new feature comes in...


Drawing With Emoji

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It's emojiriffic! No... emojitastic! No... emojincredible. There we go. Use the new brush tool to draw with stars, hearts, fire, and other images on your Snaps. Tap the Doodle icon and then the new emoji icon, and go crazy.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and update your Snapchat app, and have fun!