To further engagement across its platform, Snapchat has announced new features including Chat Shortcuts, Question Stickers for Stories, and new Lock Screen Widgets. In addition to that, the company is making the desktop version of its app accessible to all users, which was previously only available for Snapchat+ subscribers.
Chat Shortcuts allow filtering messages and finding key prompts, and also help remind users about important things, such as a friend’s birthday or replying to a message so it isn’t left on read. This could be a useful option, especially for those who have a lot of conversations going on in the app at once and find it difficult to keep up with every one of them.
The new Question Stickers for Stories is an interactive functionality; the same as that on Instagram Stories, and allows users to ask questions on their Stories in the form of Stickers, on which their followers can reply.
The new Lock Screen Widgets are aligned with the latest updates in iOS 16, and will make the process of receiving notifications better, as well as allow entering chats direct from home screen.
Lastly, the desktop version of Snapchat, which was first launched in July exclusively for Snapchat+ users, can now be accessed by all users. It includes all the main connection elements of the app, such as the ability to send messages and conduct video chats and voice calls.