Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have made many advancements in an effort to capture the market. This month Facebook launched Live to allow celebrities and public figures to stream video to the nearly 1.5 billion people who log onto the site per month.
Snapchat has rolled an update that will put a smile to people who are regular users to the Messaging App. The update was released yesterday for both iOS and Android. TravelMode stops content from automatically preloading when you’re on a cellular connection so you’ll no longer have to worry about hitting your data cap earlier than you were expecting.
TravelMode once enabled through the Manage screen, you can choose which content you want to load from friends, Discover, and Live Stories by simply tapping the display. The new feature gives you more control over what you view and when you view it, and therefore considerably more control over your data usage.
TravelMode offers a solution to heavy data usage that has been a challenge to many Snapchat users. The app’s Discover feature, which offers curated video content from a number of media partners, increased data consumption markedly when it rolled out in January, a situation that led to many complaints raised by Snapchat users.
The new update that was released yesterday brings with it more versatility when adding emojis to snaps. Up to now the colorful characters could only be placed in a line of text, but now, with the introduction of the new Sticker Picker menu, you can design your photos creatively and post them anywhere you want.
The most amazing part about the update is the ability to to export animated Snapcodes as video files so you can share them across social media sites and other websites of your choice. Rolled out at the start of this year, Snapcodes offers a quick and easy way for friends to start following them. In addition, a tap on the “eye” icon beside the view count will now show you who has viewed that particular snap. While it was possible to access the information before, this update simplifies the whole process. Digital Trends reports.
In May Co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel said, “Snapchap has a plan for an IPO.” Snapchat was launched in 2011 and since then it has expanded and increased its features over the few years, and is estimated to have over a 100 million users.