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This article was published on December 21, 2013


Snapchat for iOS gets a replay option, front camera flash, filters and up to 7 best friends

Snapchat for iOS gets a replay option, front camera flash, filters and up to 7 best friends
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Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Ephemeral messaging service Snapchat just got an interesting update that adds the ability to replay a message once per day, “flash” your front camera by whiting-out the screen, filters and an overlay option with data like time, weather and speed.

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To access the new features, you’ll need to turn them on in the “Additional Services” section of the settings pane. Then, when you’re editing a photo, you can swipe left or right to access the overlays and filters. The visual filters seems to only have three looks: sepia, vintage and black & white.

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The addition of a replay mode is a new development for Snapchat, as it takes away from some of the ephemerality of the service. Previously, you only had one shot to see a snap, but now you’ll be able use a backup play once per day.

The software flash for the front camera was surprisingly effective at illuminating the shot in a dark room, though the results were still pretty grainy.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel told The Verge that the update is meant to be a holiday gift for users, as the app is currently in-between major updates.

Now you can pay for Snapchat Replays

➤ Snapchat for iOS (hat tip Eric Leamen)

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