Snapchat has finally introduced one of its long-awaited features: Groups.
Snapchat users can now create a group chat with up to 16 friends. You can create a Group by starting in the Chat part of the app and clicking the upper left corner button to start a new message thread.
After selecting up to 16 users, you can choose a name for the Group.
Within the Group chat, you’ll see each participant’s name at the bottom.
Like in other Snapchat messages, chats sent to the Group are deleted automatically after 24 hours. You can also send stickers, Bitmojis, Friendmojis, voice notes and video notes.
You can also access Groups after you create a snap. When you start to select users’ names, you’ll see a Group icon appear in the upper right corner of the app.
Additionally, Snapchat introduced other creative tools. A new scissors icon at the top of your snaps will let you cut a part of the image out and save it to your stickers. This feature is currently only available on iOS and will roll out soon to Android.
A new paintbrush feature lets you draw on snaps in Memories.
Snapchat has also partnered with Shazam to let you identify songs from within the app. You’ll see the feature when you press and hold on the camera screen. Songs that you identify will appear in the Settings part of the app.