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Snapchat Snaps Can Now Last Forever — If You Want Them To

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Oh snap — Snapchat now offers Snaps that can live on forever.

snapchatSnap Inc. has updated its popular photo and video sharing app to include Snaps that do not disappear, a looping tool, a ‘Magic Eraser’ and the ability to draw with emojis.

“Today we’re making a pretty big change to the way you create and send Snaps. We’re reorganizing the layout of our creative tools, adding a Magic Eraser (you’ll find this under the Scissor tool), and adding a new setting to the timer: infinity,” reads a Snapchat blog post.

“We’ve all felt the frustration of not being able to fully enjoy a Snap – even after replaying it – and we wanted to give you the option of allowing the recipient to enjoy your Snap as long as they’d like. After your friend finishes viewing the Snap and taps to close it, it will delete as usual.”

The loop tool enables you to decide if your video will play once or will loop until the recipient heads to the next Snap.

To add a little fun to the mix, the emoji feature is similar to the app’s drawing tool, but you get creative with emojis instead. The magic eraser tool enables you to edit images. Simply tap the scissor tool, and move the eraser on the part of the picture you wish to remove.

The update is rolling out now to all users.



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Jennifer Cowan

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  • I personally don’t use Snapchat but I heard a lot of folks at work were really excited about these new features. The New Infinity feature is a hit although there is a catch, you can’t close the message. But other than that it seems this update is super popular with most users.