The social media is not taking any step back as Snap Inc. has turned out some new features that permit users to add backdrops to pictures, insert links and customize their voice using filters. With the new paperclip function, users can now add hyperlinks to the snaps and stories before sharing with friends.
The new features
With the new features, users are free from the detachment of other apps, letting them add links by tapping the paperclip button. Consequently, your friends can view your links by swiping up on your message from the app.
Before this time, voice alteration was only available in Snapchat’s animated lenses, but the new feature now lets users alter their voices using filters. After recording a snap, you can change your voice by tapping the speaker display just at the bottom of your phone’s screen. There are many available voice filters that you can choose to alter your voice.
Likewise, the new tool that permits users to put a background to their photos – Backdrops is similar to geo-filters, but with the new feature, you can add design to the background and not just illustrations. You can tap the scissors icon to mark out the portions that you wish to be displayed in the foreground. In line with other filters available on Snapchat, the feature will be revolving as new Backdrops batches are being introduced.
The On-demand geo-filters that were released in June is also incorporated in the latest update. The On-demand geofilters allow the user to customize geofilters for different events with for $5.99. With this feature, you can create geofilters for weddings, and birthdays.
Snap Inc. also introduced the Snap Map, a feature that lets you share location or locate your friends, add stories to your pings and check into places. The new updates on Snapchat are in a bid to make it outstanding from Instagram owned by Facebook which has been bent on cloning certain Snapchat features.
Snapchat aims at adding features that appeal to teens who are its primary users in the U.S.