Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and ed Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and editorial at the Web Summit. She’s interested in all things tech, with a particular fondness for lifestyle and creative tech and the spaces where these intersect. Twitter
Snapchat has replaced the controversial ‘Best Friends’ feature with Friend Emojis that only you can see.
With the update that was released today, you will see emojis beside certain contacts in your feed. Here is a breakdown of what they mean:
Snapchat used the Snap Channel of the Discover section on the app to announce the new feature rather than sending out a press release or putting up a blog post.
As well as telling you who you’re showing love to on the app, Snapchat will now alert you to the people you might be neglecting in a new ‘Needs Love’ section. Next time you’re about to send a photo, scroll down below your ‘Recents’ and you’ll see some contacts listed in the new section. These are people who you used to Snap a lot.
Snapchat has also added a low-light camera feature to improve image quality in dark places like bars. This is a welcome update as the camera on the app was not responsive in dimly lit areas.
Now, when you’re using the app, the camera will detect if you are in a dark place and you’ll see a little moon icon appear on the screen. When you tap it, the image will instantly brighten up, making it easier to share photos at night.
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