Snapchat’s New Universal Search Update
Snapchat released its latest update which is titled version 10.0.0, on January 23, 2017. The update offers users a faster way to initiate conversations with friends and even groups, no matter what page of the app you are on. It also introduced a universal search bar, which runs across the app. Here’s a look at everything the app offers through the latest update.
Snapchat has introduced a number of smooth animations and also a card-style interface for swiping between the app’s Stories, chat screens and camera. The app now has a label for each screen, to make navigation more user-friendly for new users.
Besides this, Snapchat has added Bitmoji, which was acquired by the company last year, to the main chat interface. So users, will now find their own Bitmoji avatars in the top corner on the camera page. By tapping on it, users can open up their profile page. From here, a user will be able to edit their Bitmoji by just tapping on their avatar.
Altogether, the added animations, card-style design and integration of Bitmoji has made navigation through the Snapchat app much better.
The new universal search bar placed on the top of each screen provides fast access to a user’s existing contacts. However, the exciting addition is that users can now also use this function to find other users. Tapping on the search bar when on the camera screen will open up a page with the search bar on top. From here, you can enter a user’s contact or name. If the person is not already in your contacts, you will be shown the option of adding them to your list.
Placed below the search bar is a horizontal row that displays frequent contacts. This shows either their Bitmoji avatar or their Snapcode ghost or GIF. By tapping on the image you can begin a quick chat with them.
Under the Quick Chat row, there is a card-style collection of your new contacts. Tap on one to begin a chat or simply slide left to view a new card with all the contacts. This feature has been made accessible from any screen, to make searching for people easier.
The new Snapchat update is available for free on both the Android and iOS platforms.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 23, 2017 12:50 PM UTC