Snap has added group chat to its instant messaging app.
Groups allows users to communicate with up to 16 friends on Snapchat.
Groups can be created while sending a Snap or when making a new Chat. Chats sent to a Group are deleted by default after 24 hours, the company says, while Snaps sent to a Group can be opened and replayed just once by each recipient. If a Snap isn’t opened, it’s deleted after 24 hours.
“The holidays are a great time to hang out with friends and spend time with family—it’s always better together,” Snapchat said in a blog post announcing the update.
Snapchat also introduced two new Creative Tools: Scissors and Paintbrush. Scissors can cut out part of a Snap on the Preview Screen to turn it into a sticker, while Paintbrush artistically affects Snaps in Memories.