How To Use Snapchat's New Limitless Snaps, Looping Video, And More
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Snapchat just released a huge new update that has made it even easier to create and send Snaps. Snapchat's new Limitless Snaps update gives Snapchatters new creative tools and editing functionality that will bring Snapchat content to an entirely new level.
Snapchat just announced that these several new features are to meant to appease the recent frustration of Snapchatters.
Snapchat's latest update now puts the disappearing functionality of Snaps entirely up to its users. Here's what the company had to say:
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!
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.
There’s also a new Loop tool for videos so you can decide if your Snap plays once or loops until your friend is ready to tap to the next Snap.
These changes allow us to continue evolving the Snapchat service and provide a foundation for introducing even more creative tools for making fun Snaps! We hope you enjoy it!
How To Use Limitless Snaps
Gone are the days that you only have 10 seconds to watch a Snap. This latest update gives Snapchatters the complete power to decide when their Snaps close.
You can now send a Snap to someone as infinity, or "no limit", and the recipient will have the ability to watch that Snap for an unlimited amount of time.
However, once the recipient closes out the Snap, all of the contents of the message will disappear as usual.
How To Use Snapchat's new looping video
You can also now set videos that you take on Snapchat to repeat or "loop".
Here's how to use this Snapchat's Looping Video:
- Simply take a video as you normally would on Snapchat
- Tap the new "loop" feature in the top right hand corner
- Set how many times you want your Snap to loop
Using Snapchat's New Magic Eraser
You can also now remove parts of Snaps and even replace it with a sticker or emoji. This new feature is called "the magic eraser" and the new icon is placed right under the Scissors and Paintbrush tools.
Here's how to use Snapchat's new Magic Eraser tool:
- Take a Snap
- Tap the stars icon
- Hold down and move your finger over the area in your Snap that you want to remove
Snapchat has been quietly expanding it's editing tools lately and this new add-on could be yet another play to distinguish the app from Facebook's copies.
How To Draw In Emoji In Snapchat
Another fun new feature is the emoji brush. Snapchatters now posses the ability to draw in emojis.
In order to use Snapchat's new emoji brush:
- Take a Snap
- Tap the pen icon
- Select the emoji icon (the red heart) underneath the rainbox color spectrum
- Tap or hold down on the screen, and you can now create words, outline objects in Snaps, or even populate an entire Snap with emojis
This new update by Snap completely changes the way Snaps are able to be sent. It's obvious the company is shifting towards a space to make the app more of a real-time Youtube as Snap is slowly rolling out Stories Search.
It's important that camera company continues to push on and innovate despite the fact that Facebook is planning to copy Snapchat's biggest features.