Snapchat photo-messaging app, wildly popular with teens released updates that enable you to now live chat with your friends.
If you are above the age of 16 you might not know that Snapchat is the social media app where you can take pictures of say…your cat, and send it to a friend who also has the app. Your friend would have 1 to 10 seconds to look at the photo after opening it before it vanishes completely. They would then send you a photo back of say…their cat. The process cycles from there.
Up to this point, Snap Chat was mostly a way of sending photos or videos, The update allows the user to send live text messages, and even video chat with their friends, right from the app. To do this you simply swipe to the right on one of your friends entry’s, and if they are online at the same time, the app will notify you and you can begin texting (Much like Facebook Chat) or start a video chat.
One interesting feature of the video chatting feature is the the ability to switch the camera your phone is using (front facing, or rear facing) by sliding your own video preview to the top or bottom of the screen. This is important when you want your friend to see either your face( with the front camera) or say…your cat (with the rear camera)