First off, Snap's adding new Chat Shortcuts to make it easier to manage unread messages, and reply to Stories. The new chat shortcuts, which will be at the top of your Chat screen, will provide another way to filter your messages, and find key prompts:
|"Our Shortcuts will also remind you if you owe a reply and show you when birthdays are coming up, so you never miss someone's special day or leave a friend on read."|
Further, Snap's also adding new Question Stickers for Stories, similar to the same option already available in Instagram and other apps. And in line with the latest updates in iOS 16, Snapchat's adding new Lock Screen Widgets, which will make it easier to receive notifications, and enter Snap chats direct from your home screen.
Finally, Snap's also making the desktop version of its app available to all users.
Initially launched back in July to Snapchat+ users only, the web version enables users to send messages, conduct video chats and voice calls - basically all the central connection elements of the app will now be available via your desktop PC. Snapchat for Web also enables you to use selected Snap Lenses for video calls.
What do you think?
I mean, the expanded availability could at least make it easier for people to keep in touch with their friends via Snap, in more ways, which should be particularly beneficial for the increasing cohort of people that are working from home, for example?