With the increase of features the messaging app is providing, Snapchat decided to update the mobile app to a friendlier interface, a more interactive experience and a more secure one as well.
The biggest change will be seen with the snaps and stories opening feature. Snapchat thought that it might save you a few seconds of holding and pressing the screen of the devices until the story or snapchat opens.
Therefore, instead of the hold and press, a simple tap will do from now on. For the 100 million Snapchat users daily, this change is poised to make a difference. Take your thumb of the screen of the mobile and a big thumbs up instead for the tweak.
So, tap to view replaces press and hold in the biggest interface makeover since 2011 when Snapchat launched.
In the blogpost announcing the change, the company wrote:
“Today marks a pretty big change for Snapchat – you no longer have to press and hold the screen to view a Snap or Story – instead, simply Tap to view. This means no more tired thumbs while watching a several-hundred-second Story…and a little getting used to for anyone who has been Snapchatting for a while”.
Another change that comes with the interface makeover is the introduction of the Add Nearby button. Add Nearby is one feature that brings friends one tap closer. Simply open the feature and everyone will be connected on the same screen, making it easy to share Stories and Snaps and communicate.
Snapchat users will also see an upgrade in Snapcodes as well. All of us Snapchaters can take a selfie that will be placed in the center of the code automatically. Thus, friends will be able to identify each other easily, without going through all the detective work to figure out who that annoying and mysterious username belongs to.
Another feature on the roll is the two-factor authentication. This means that logging in to Snapchat passes two layers.
Given the Snapchat’s past problems with both security and hacking. Only last year there millions of usernames as well as passwords that were leaked online after a cyber attack on the mobile app. A huge images data cache also found its way to the online.
Therefore, all good news from the Snapchat front, everything rolling out simultaneously.
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