Snapchat that faced major issues with security when the list of over 4.6 million users of SnapChat was leaked on the Internet on 1st of January by Hackers has went out of limelight, even after reportedly rejecting Facebook’s $3 billion offer.
Now the disappearing messaging service will not be sitting in its core feature, where the company has now come up with new features that could be found in popular messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat and other apps, but with its disappearingbehavior. Snapchat introduced longer text chatting and video chatting option to their system today. The changes that have been introduced by Snapchat do not change the basic working pattern of the application. The longer text chat and video chats will still follow the self-destruction rule once the conversation is over.
In October 2013, Snapchat had added a new major feature since its launch – Snapchat Stories, where any users can add any of their images and videos to “Stories” to make it available for 24 hours, which won’t get disappeared in 10 seconds. And now comes the second major feature update for 2 and a half year old startup.
Snapchat has held on to the feature of swiping to start a conversation. But the conversation and the words exchanged stay only for the time when you keep your chat screen open. The addition to this section allows you to take snapshots of the conversation such that you can remember the information exchanged. All you have to do is take a screenshot of the screen before you close the window.
In a blog post, Snapchat said:
“Until today, we felt that Snapchat was missing an important part of conversation: presence. There’s nothing like knowing you have the full attention of your friend while you’re chatting. We could not be more thrilled to announce Chat.”
With the updated Snapchat you can also shift to video chats instantly provided the person you are talking to is also online at that instance. Apart from all these upgrades, Snapchat has also introduced a lot of security updates working behind the screen in order to keep the users safe from the risks that surround the internet media. Most of the security measures have been introduced concerning the fact that in case of breakdown of Snapchat, it could crash the complete device itself. It seems that the developers have tried to learn from their mistakes.
Now that WhatsApp had grabbed $19 billion from Facebook and Viber messenger app has acquired by Japan’s Rakuten for $900 million, will Snapchat becomes the part of the next big tech deal? May be yes, if it accepts the offers!
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