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This article was published on April 2, 2016


Snapchat update brings longer captions, headaches for some users

Snapchat update brings longer captions, headaches for some users
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Snapchat today released an update that gives users ‘more than double’ the previous character limit — a total of 80.

If your mind instantly ventured into April Fool’s territory, you’re not alone. A quick test of the feature seems to work, as promised. Snapchat also took to Twitter to put any of your doubts to rest and ensure its users that this isn’t a joke.

Of course, the new feature may come at a cost; some users are reporting they’ve been locked out of their Snapchat account after updating.

https://twitter.com/almeidabrenda/status/716036867192438785

So far though, Snapchat’s social media team seems to be quick to respond and help those with issues accessing the service after the new update.

https://twitter.com/snapchatsupport/status/715694504972460032

It’s been a busy week for Snapchat as this update is the second in three days. The first brought audio/video calling, stickers and notes to the platform.

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