Snapchat may not be as good at keeping your secrets as it wants you to think, but it's getting better at being a messaging platform. Snapchat's new Chat 2.0 brings a ton of new features that make it comparable to other chat apps. Snapchat's latest update lets you now send recorded audio notes, initiate a voice or a video call even when you're not currently chatting with a person and even send photos while you're in a call. It still might not be replacing your current messaging app, but it's finally getting a lot more fully featured than it has been.
Snapchat's Chat 2.0 Adds Audio Notes, Voice And Video Calls
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