Meanwhile, Snapchat also today introduced a feature you probably use on other social media services all the time: @ mentions.
Do you have some big news to share with your friends? Now you can spill the tea to everyone at once, and see their reactions, via Snapchat.
The messaging app just introduced a new group video chat feature with support for up to 16 people. To try it out, start up a group chat, tap the video icon, and each friend will receive a notification inviting them to join the call. When a group member opens the call, their name bubble will light up above your keyboard, letting you know they’re on.
If you’re not looking your best at that moment, no sweat: you can join the chat with just voice, as well as toggle between video and voice. During your group video chat, you can spice up the mood and make your friends LOL with face lenses like Snapchat’s infamous puke rainbow and puppy dog filters.
If you have a bigger squad, Snapchat supports group voice calls of up to 32 people. To start a group voice call, just tap the phone icon in a group chat.
Meanwhile, Snapchat also today started rolling out a feature you probably use on other social media services all the time: @ mentions. You can now tag friends in snaps by typing the “@” symbol followed by their username. From there, your viewers will be able to swipe up on your snap to watch the tagged account’s public story or add that person as a friend. If someone tags you in their story, you’ll get a notification in chat.
These new features should reach all Snapchat users over the next few weeks, the company said.