Snapchat is making it easier for its users to send mass selfies to their friends this holiday season. The app has rolled out a new feature that allows you to create groups with up to 16 people. You can send chats, photos and videos to groups that will disappear after 24 hours. The Snaps can only be replayed once. The new feature also gives you an option to chat privately with a member in any group via Quick Chat. You can go back to the group by simply swiping back.
Snapchat has introduced a few other minor changes as well. The app now has a Scissors tool that lets you cut a part of a Snap and use it as a sticker. There’s also a Paintbrush tool using which you will be able to draw on Snaps in the Memories section.
The ability to create groups on Snapchat is easily one of the most anticipated features as it saves users the time of sending Snaps to individuals separately. Plus, groups mean less notifications and you can keep people from different backgrounds in different groups. For example, your school friends can go in one, while office colleagues in another which makes sharing easier.
Snapchat, which has more than 150 million monthly active users, has seen a quick growth thanks to its filters. Snap Inc, Snapchat’s parent company called Snap Inc. has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) and the company could go public by March 2017. The messaging app is quite popular among youth and according to reports, 60 per cent Snapchat users are aged between 13-24 years. The new features are likely to further boost users on the platform, although rival Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are all busy copying features from Snapchat.