New features are now available on Snapchat Plus (often stylized as Snapchat+), with paid users availing of the exclusive features in their subscriptions.
New Features Added for Snapchat Premium Users
The latest features focus on making each user’s experience unique by allowing them to prioritize specific stories and also add exceptional automated emoji responses. Additionally, new Bitmoji backgrounds are available, and new icons for apps can be customized to suit their home screens.
What are Snapchat and Snapchat Plus?
Snapchat is a mobile application that is available for Android as well as iOS devices that were developed by Snap’s parent Snap. Snap. The basic idea behind Snapchat is that every picture or video you share is available to the person receiving it for a brief period before disappearing.
Snapchat was initially designed as a private, person-to-person photo-sharing app. Still, it has since added features that let users accomplish other tasks, such as posting videos and live video chat or instant messages. It allows users to make avatars of themselves, known as Bitmojis.
Interestingly, Snapchat is often acknowledged as having changed how we interact on the internet by speeding up interactions. It was a brand new mobile-first approach to social media, emphasizing the interaction of users via virtual stickers and objects that augmented reality.
There hasn’t been a smooth run on the platform, and it has faced numerous issues and controversies. A 2013 hack revealed more than 4 million users’ personal information online, including telephone numbers. They had to modify their privacy pages in 2014 to show that posts from users remain in existence, following an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission. A few lawsuits have revealed inappropriate behavior of top employees, such as alleged disparaging remarks about specific nations being poor, as well as allegations of manipulation of growth statistics in the hope of misleading investors.
Despite these issues and many others, Snapchat declared it had attained 347 million active daily users before the launch of Snapchat Plus.
Snapchat Plus Reaches a Million Users
Snap announced their latest Snapchat Plus features: “It’s been just over six weeks since we launched Snapchat+, and we are delighted to announce that we have over one million paying subscribers as of August 8, 2022. For $3.99/month, Snapchatters can enable Snapchat+ anytime by visiting their profile. We’ll keep adding additional features over the following months.
“Snapchat+ is available now to users in the United States, Canada, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, and Austria. Happy Snapchatting!”
New Snapchat Plus Customization Features
Priority Story Replies can make users’ responses more noticeable for Snap Stars. Post View Emoji feature lets users select they wish their people to view after they have viewed their videos, photos, or videos, such as a signature to sign off every Snap.
New Bitmoji backgrounds give users more imagination with unique environments, including sparkling gold and a beach-side paradise. New App Icons allow users to alter how their home screen appears using different new styles of Snapchat icons for the app.