Snapchat gains group video chat worldwide in new update

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Snapchat is expanding its group chats, so users can now video chat with as many as 16 people at a time.

In addition to Group Video Chat, Snapchat today also announced support for Mentions. "Now you can video chat with up to 16 of your friends at one time", Snapchat said on its website.

Starting the chat is pretty easy, as you will simply tap the video icon when in a group chat. From that notification, they can seamlessly join the call and start chatting. If you have more people who want to participate, up to 32 people can join a group voice chat instead.

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. Then, tap on the video or phone icon to initiate the video or audio chat respectively.

The firm first introduced one-on-one video and voice chat in 2016.




Let us know if you've taken this for a spin, and how it worked for you and your friends.

Mentioning other users is a rather trivial feature for regular consumers but is extremely valuable to celebrities and high-profile users that have large audiences.

Snapchat has been busy adding a slew of other features to the app over the last few weeks. Since growing in popularity, the widely-used social media app has continually introduced new features in order to elevate a person's experience when chronicling their daily escapades, filters and all.

As for tagging friends in stories, Snapchat is referring to this new feature as "Mentions". The feature starts rolling out this week, so you may not have it right away. Of course, this being Snapchat, you'll also have access to the wide array of lenses the app offers.

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