Snapchat used to be just an app where you sent a picture that lasted anywhere between one and 10 seconds with the option to draw on it with a bunch of colors. Fast forward to today, we've got snap streaks, geotags, emojis next to your contacts for random reasons, like if you are each other's best friend, if your number one friend is someone else's number one friend, if you guys both have a common best friend, etc. We've also got face filters now, including the infamous face swap.
Personally, I hated all of the changes on Snapchat. The emojis were super confusing, the face filters seemed unnecessary, and losing a snap streak is especially more heartbreaking than anything I can think of, especially if you're at or close to 100.
Now that I understand what all of the emojis, currently have a snap streak of over 370 days, and have become more and more creative with the face filters, I realize just how much Snapchat is changing the game and just how awesome they have made it.
You can spam your videos with emojis like these guys.
The new snapchat update is amazing pic.twitter.com/ATRjqYd9RW
— Tweet Like A Girl (@TweetLikeAGirI)
You can face-swap with any face on your camera roll... Save a good head shot of a celebrity and you can see what their face looks like morphed with yours.
And lastly, my favorite, a crying Jordan meme...
Snapchat got a lot of heat back in the day with the issue over inappropriate pictures being sent out, saved, and released, but they're currently on a roll.
If I could offer my two cents over another potential update that would make the app even better, it would be amazing if users had the opportunity to create groups, so instead of scrolling through hundreds of friends after you take a picture and sending them to only a certain group of friends, there should be an option where you can put all of those people in one group, and instead of sifting through a long friends list, you can just click once and send a snap to multiple people.