Snapchat Announces New Group Video Chat, Story Mentions Support

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Social media app Snapchat has added a new feature which allows up to 16 people to join a video call.

Group video chat wasn't the only new feature Snapchat unveiled on Tuesday.

You can use all of Snapchat's lenses/filters while in a call, and up to 16 people can be chatting at once.

To start a group video or audio chat, the user must be a member of a group or should a create a group to do so. If you take the lead and initiate a video call, every member of the group will receive a notification about the call.

If your crew is even bigger, you'll have to rely on a standard group voice call, which lets you chat with up to 32 people. The company says Lenses are supported during Group Video Chats. To start a group voice call, just tap the phone icon in a group chat.

The firm first introduced one-on-one video and voice chat in 2016.

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The redesigned chat feature has been changed "to feel less like texting and more like hanging out". With the update, users will also be able to voice chat with up to 31 people, according to a Snap release.

Mentioning other users is a rather trivial feature for regular consumers but is extremely valuable to celebrities and high-profile users that have large audiences.

Snapchat is having a bad time for a few months now. Y'know, if you have that many friends. Snapchat's main audience is under 25 years of age, and it has had to defend itself from older rivals like Instagram-which blatantly borrowed its "Stories" feature-and newcomers offering fresh distractions.

Regular Instagrammers should recognise the feature, as it's been available on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app for yonks.

"How you express yourself is up to you".

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