Just like everyone else that’s obsessed with all things social media, we’ve fallen for Snapchat (follow us, duh!). As we spend more and more time on the social media app we’re constantly uncovering its secrets. From discovering the best Snapchatters to consuming media content, we could pretty much stay on Snapchat all day without getting bored. And now with its latest update, the platform may truly accomplish that.
In a new blog post Snapchat shared a trifecta of updates that are sure to get users new and old excited — for the most part. The new stuff sure to have rave Snapchatter reviews are selfie overlays and a fresh feature, the trophy box. The other update is a mixed bag, as Snapchat is offering up more Replays at a cost. Check out all the deets about the trio of new Snapchat happenings below.
1. Lenses: It’s time to give those Snap selfies a major upgrade and we’re not talking about just some emoji action. With Snapchat’s new Lenses tool you can now add overlays to your selfies, from rosy cheeks and a rainbow tongue to a total transformation of your face (think wrinkled with a monocle). After updating the app to get these effects activated all you’ve gotta do is press and hold your face on the screen so it’s detected, then swipe through the options at the bottom of the screen before snapping an altered selfie and shooting it to all your friends. We’re super excited about this new feature, but that might be because it reminds us of the recently released GIPHY CAM app.
2. Paid Replays: After debuting Replay in its Additional Services nearly two years ago, Snapchat is refreshing the Replay feature once more. This time with a catch, however. That’s right you can now relive moments more than once per day now, but it’s at a cost. Starting at 3 Replays for $0.99, you can Replay any received Snaps, marking Snapchat’s first foray into in-app purchases. Snapchat clearly realizes its cost of Replays isn’t necessarily a cheap one and that it could come with a little backlash so the company playfully acknowledged those feelings. “They’re a little pricey — but time is money! ;)”
3. Trophies: The last new update is the Trophy Case. Similar to FourSquare, Snapchat users can now earn virtual awards and stickers based on how well they are using the app. To find your own Trophy Case head to your Snapchat Profile Page and hit the trophy icon up top. No word on what you can potentially be awarded at the moment, so keep checking it to see if you’ve been awarded extra stickers. We’re imagining there will be a “Featured in X City’s Snap Story” sticker and a “Watched Every Channel’s Discover Story Today” gold star, you?
What new Snapchat feature are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments and make sure you follow us on Snapchat.