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Snapchat is mainly used for making multimedia messages called as snaps which includes photo and short video, and can be edited with effects, filters, drawings and text captions.

Snapchat added a feature called Geofilters in July 2014, which enables special graphical overlays to be available if a user within a specific geographical location like as a destination, city and event. In September 2015, a lens feature was introduced with allows users to add real time effects to their snaps by using the technology called face detection, which can be activated by long - pressing on a face in the viewfinder.

The stories and discover feature in Snapchat is seen in chronological order and each segment is 24 hours accessible. The story feature was expanded in June to incorporate “Our Stories” which was then renamed to “Live stories”. The feature enables users on - location at particular events like as sporting events and music festivals to contribute images to a curated story published to all users. As a result, various contributors can present the same event from different viewpoints. These curated snaps are chosen by the application contributor and selected for the “Live” section can also be localized but the app scaled back more personal imaging streams to emphasize public events.

The messaging feature is more conversational than transactional.”Here” button is displayed within the chat window if the user is currently checking their own chat window. When the button is held down, users can notice the video chat feature. By default the messages get vanished after they are read and the notification is sent to the user only when they begin to type.

Users can also use message to reply to snaps. Snapchat’s video chat feature uses a technology called AddLive- a real time communication provider that was purchased prior to the feature’s launch.