Snapchat, Snapchat Android, Snapchat App

Snapchat has announced it is ‘putting the chat into Snapchat’ with a new instant messaging service to rival numerous other messaging apps on the market. The service will be accessible on both Android and iOS by swiping right on a friend’s name in their Snapchat inbox to start an instant text conversation. Live vieo messaging will also be a part of the service.

In classic Snapchat style, when the user leaves the chat screen, all their messages and those of their friend will self-destruct automatically. However, users can tap or screenshot to save anything they would like to keep.

“Until today, we felt that Snapchat was missing an important part of conversation: presence. There’s nothing like knowing you have the full attention of your friend while you’re chatting,” said Snapchat in a blog post.

The new features will come in an update to the existing app, which is currently not available in app stores but will be available soon.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at