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If you’re using Snapchat, particularly the Discover section of the app, you’ve probably noticed a few differences that were recently rolled out to the feature, marking the Discovery feature’s first major update since it launched on Snapchat in late January.

You can now select a Discovery item — if the publisher allows it — by tapping and holding on an image, text, video or article, and then add additional text or draw on images as you would any other Snapchat message, and then send. Recipients will receive a link to the original version.

Additional changes include the ability to zoom while recording videos (swipe right to zoom in and swipe left to zoom out while recording).

Snapchat has been working to increase the app’s engagement that’s currently overshadowed by WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram according to recent information shared by Mobidia.

Ready to give it a try for yourself? Be sure to download the latest Snapchat version on iOS and Android.

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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