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Snapchat Finally Has Group Chat

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It’s been a long time coming, but today Snapchat finally rolled out group chat, just in time for the holidays. No longer do you have to manage a bunch of one-on-one conversations.

Groups on Snapchat are a type of hybrid. Like regular Snaps, messages can only be seen or played once. Like Stories, messages in group chats automatically disappear after 24 hours.

In other small tweaks, there are a couple new tools for customization. A scissors tool allows users to cut out parts of their photos and turn them into reusable stickers. A paintbrush icon now allows you to turn saved posts in the Memories section into “an artistic masterpiece.” (The feature hasn’t appeared in my updated app yet so I am not sure what this means specifically.) Lastly, on the camera screen, you can now press and hold to identify a song via Shazam.

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Snapchat Finally Has Group Chat