Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

Remember Shazam? The app which listened to songs for you and let know know their artists and titles? Groups, for example, allows users to communicate in groups of up to 16 friends at once. These Groups can be created when the users are starting a new chat or when they are sending a Snap.

Snap says its take on group chats maintains the intimacy of the original Snapchat experience because there's transparency about who's online in the chatroom and what they're reading, saving and screen-grabbing.

Basically, you can send all the hilar Snaps from your holiday party to everyone at once without having to tediously check off everyone on your friends list (which was super annoying). Then you'll be able to return to the group in one swipe! "We call this Quick Chat, and it's the fastest way to keep the conversation going with one friend without spamming the entire Group", the blog post read.

After 24 hours of sending a chat to a group, it will get deleted by default.

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Basically, there is no longer any reason to close your Snapchat app.

Group chats function essentially the same as a standard Snapchat conversation, including stickers, video notes, Bitmoji and more. Another tool called "Paintbrush" lets your draw on snaps in "Memories" - which are snaps you have saved. This is the same behavior Snapchat users expect from the platform's Chats feature. But if you are feeling fancy and want to talk to your friend, just tap his/her name bubble. Chats and snaps will be deleted after 24 hours unless saved. You need to tap the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner to open the settings. To use the new feature, all users have to do is press and hold anywhere on the Snapchat camera screen when music is playing nearby to begin the Shazam process.

One other feature addition that Snapchat didn't mention in its announcement is Shazam integration-at least on iOS. You can learn more about Snapchat from Pocket-lint's in-depth guide. Which is your favorite?

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