To ring in the new year, Snapchat has added a slew of new features, including poll stickers, individual chat replies in group discussions, and its take on reply reactions, all of which are intended to make your in-app experience more personalized. Take a look at each of the new additions individually.
To begin, Snap has introduced Poll Stickers, which allow you to build emoji-centric polls that you can post in Snaps and Stories. The new poll stickers, as seen in this example, are a fun way to gauge your friends' reactions to whatever question you choose.
Snapchat's visual Polls function on both iOS and Android, allowing all of your friends to participate and express their opinions. Furthermore, their Polls were created with openness in mind; you can see how your friends voted, which helps to ensure thoughtful and courteous responses. The fact that you can see the answers indicates that the option is more lighthearted, though it will undoubtedly cause some tension and concern if it is misused. The new poll stickers have been added to the app's sticker folder.
Snapchat is also introducing a new feature that allows you to reply to individual messages within an ongoing group chat, allowing you to address any comment with its chat thread. Those who use Messenger group chats will be familiar with the feature, as Meta added it in 2019. The option will make it easier to ensure that your words are understood, as well as provide greater context to all users of the group chat. You can now use the individual reply option by holding down on a message in a chat and then tapping 'Reply.'
Snap is also introducing Bitmoji Reactions, which are similar to reaction options in other social media applications but incorporate your Bitmoji character for a more personalized touch. You'll now be able to choose one of seven Bitmoji reactions within a chat thread, as shown here, offering a quick way to respond to messages while simultaneously including Bitmoji use.
Finally, Snapchat has changed its video and audio calling interface to "enhance the pleasure" of live interactions. The new method makes it easier to add Lenses to video conversations, which is a crucial engagement feature for Snap's video calling option, and you can also preview who's on a group call before joining it.
These are all modest adjustments in the grand scheme of things, but each one adds a layer of fun to Snap's group chat and calling choices, which will help it enhance engagement and interaction.