Snapchat introduces group video chat

ANI | Updated: Apr 03, 2018 20:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): After months of anticipation, popular image and video sharing app Snapchat announced the introduction of group video chat for users to reconnect with their friends and family.

To use the feature, a user may tap the video icon in a group chat to get started. Up to 16 friends can video chat together at the same time, and each friend will receive a notification inviting them to join the call. If the group is bigger than 16, a user may tap the phone icon in a group chat and opt for a group voice call, which will allow up to 32 friends to join. Users also have the option to toggle between video and voice.

As part of an app update, Snapchat had introduced video and voice chat in 2016 for user convenience. With the new update in place, users can now enjoy hands-free communication and get creative with filters on the app.

Snapchat also announced the launch of a tagging feature on Snap Stories. To do so, a user may type "@..." and then enter the username of who he/she would like to mention. Viewers will be able to swipe up on Snaps to watch the tagged account's public Story or add them as a friend. Furthermore, those tagged will be notified in chat.

Group video chat and Mentions will be rolling out to Snapchatters globally over the next few weeks. (ANI)