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Snapchat launches major changes - including Tinder-like 'Add Nearby' feature

Published 03/07/2015 | 12:11

Two teenagers have been accused of beheading three puppies posting video on Snapchat
Two teenagers have been accused of beheading three puppies posting video on Snapchat

Snapchat has announced some major changes, some of which could be compared to the massively popular dating app Tinder.

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The "Add Nearby" feature will allow users to add friends on Snapchat based on who is nearby at the time - somewhat similar to the way Tinder recommends matches based on who is nearest your location.

Snapchat have also announced the introduction of 'animated selfies' - a series of selfie shots that will 'play' one after the other, created an 'animated' effect. Users take these by tapping the ghost at the top of the camera and the app will snap five quick pictures. This can be used to create GIF-like creations on the app.

Last but certainly not least, the app will no longer require the user to hold down their finger to view their friends' snaps - a touch will suffice. This change in particular is a big change for the social media platform - changing a feature that has always been a part of the user interface.

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