Snapchat released an update to its iOS app recently, with support for a plethora of brand new services, including the ability to swipe through photo filters. Also included in the update is support for a number of different filters, such as “smart filters” which include information such as the current time, how warm the weather is, and how fast you are moving. This article explains how you can update your Snapchat account for these new features to take effect, and how you can update the app in the future when new updates are announced and ready to download.
How to update Snapchat
The most recent Snapchat update took place on iOS devices, so if you want to update the app and you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, here’s how to do it. Firstly, click the home button on your device which will take you to the SpringBoard. Click on App Store and then Updates. Here you will find all the updates for any apps that you have installed on your device.
To update your Snapchat app, choose this option from the Updates menu and wait for the app to download onto your device. You may be prompted to provide your Apple ID or password. To enable the new features on Snapchat, you will also need to go into the settings menu of the app itself and then scroll down to Additional Services. Click on Manage, and you should see six brand new features, including Visual Filters, and Smart Filters. You will need to enable these new features for them to take effect on the app.
How do I try out the new features?
Once you have updated Snapchat, and enabled the new features on your account, you can experience them for yourself. Just take a Snap and then wait for the image to appear on the screen. Swipe left and right and you will be able to apply a number of new filters to the image. These new filters allow you to overlay the current time or temperature over the image on your device, with data that is provided by The Weather Channel.
Another brand new feature, called Replay, allows you to watch one Snap for a second time during that same day. This is a great new feature for those who missed the Snap the first time around, and want to see it again. The message is still deleted from the company’s servers after it has been viewed the first time, but you will get a second chance to see the Snap later on. The new Snapchat update also allows you to incorporate new fonts for your Snaps, and you can decide how many of your contacts you want to appear in the Best Friends menu in your account.
How do I update Snapchat on my Android device?
To update Snapchat on your Android device, just open Google Play Store by touching the icon on your home screen, and then click through to My Apps to view all the applications you have downloaded onto your device. Apps that are labelled with Update next to their title can be updated instantly. Just click on the app that you wish to download and update.