Just squeezing in a few new updates before the end of the year, Snapchat have added some new features with several interesting improvements. Aside from camera filters and the use of front-facing flash, the app is also sporting a brand new replay filter.
The original appeal of Snapchat for many users was the fact that images sent via the messaging service are destroyed automatically after a few seconds, but the new replay option may be poised to change that. There are limits on Snapchat’s new feature though; users are only allowed to replay one message per day, but only the most recent video or image in your inbox is available, making this feature very limited for the moment.
Aside from the ability to replay a recent message, Snapchat users can also use new photo filters, which give the app a slightly more Instagram-ish edge. In addition to standard black and white, vintage, and sepia filters, there are also the new “smart” filters, which display time, temperature and speed.
To add these features to your version of the app, access your Settings screen and choose the Additional Service button, followed by the Manage button. Once you’re in the manage screen you’ll be able to select whether you want to turn on filters, allow replays, or use the special text option.