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13 Jun 2018

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Snapchat finally allows deletion of sent messages

Snapchat has launched a new feature called "Clear Chats" that allows users to delete sent messages from both individual and group chats.

However, the feature only works for messages that have not been read or opened by the recipient(s) at the time of deletion.

The feature will roll out to all users globally within the next few weeks.

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Snapchat finally allows deletion of sent messages
Retract your embarrassing messages

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Retract your embarrassing messages

Here's how the feature works: Long-press the sent message you want to delete. It can be in the form of any media including text, audio, photo, video, and sticker.

Tap "Delete" on the pop-up that will appear, and the content in question will be deleted for everyone in the chat.

Please note that recipients will still get notified about a message having been deleted.

Limitations

However, Snapchat warns users that the feature is not full-proof. It won't necessarily work if the recipient doesn't have an updated version of the app or a proper internet connection. And of course, users can still take screenshots, which render the feature useless.

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Get in control of your Snaps

Snapchat is known for spearheading short-lived, ephemeral exchange of content.

Messages get auto-deleted 10 seconds after they're viewed on the app and the now-famous 24-hour temporary "Story" feature which is functional on all major social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp was originally launched by Snapchat.

Further, you are alerted on Snapchat if someone chooses to screenshot your Snaps.

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You can set or edit your birthday on Snapchat by following these steps- (1)On the Profile screen, tap 'Settings' icon. (2)Tap 'Birthday' under the 'My Account' section. (3)Update your birthday to the correct date and select 'Okay' to confirm. Please Note that you can only change your birthday a limited number of times.

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According to Snapchat, your Snapchat score is determined by a super secret special equation that combines the number of Snaps you've sent and received, the Stories you've posted, and a couple of other factors. You can always see your Snapchat score right under your name on the Profile screen!

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Travel Mode is for reducing Snapchat's mobile data usage. When Travel Mode is enabled, just tap to load content like Snaps and Stories while using mobile data. Please follow these steps to turn Travel Mode on or off: (1)Tap 'Settings' icon in the top right-hand corner of your Profile screen. (2)Tap on 'Manage' under 'Additional Services'. (3)Toggle Travel Mode on or off.

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To enable the Snapchat widget on an Android device, follow- (1)Press and hold on an empty space on your home screen. (2)Tap 'Widgets'. (3)Select the Snapchat widget. (4)Choose whether to place just one friend or a whole row of them. (5)Place the widget wherever you like- you can even resize it to give a friend more room for activities.

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Snaps sent to a group don't count for Snapstreaks you have with individual Snapchatters. You have to separately send a snap to the desired Snapchatter to continue your streak with him/her.

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To keep a Snapstreak going, both Snapchatters must send a Snap (not Chat) back and forth to each other within a 24-hour window.

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Campus Stories are a special 'Our Story' created just for select college campuses. Only Snapchatters whose phones show that they're around campus, or were there in the last 24 hours, are able to post to that Campus Story. You'll have to turn on location services so that Snapchat can see if you're eligible to take part in a Campus Story.

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Best Friends on Snapchat are the friends you stay in touch with the most including friends in Group Chats. You can have up to eight Best Friends, and they're featured front-and-center on the 'Send To' screen. Best Friends are updated regularly, and no one else can see your list of Best Friends.

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Once you've set up Snap Map for the first time, you can't disable it altogether but you can always hide your location from other Snapchatters by going into Ghost Mode.

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Just press and hold on the camera screen to Shazam a song. If the song is recognized, a pop-up will appear. If you tap 'Song Info,' you'll see a full-screen summary of the song. Press and hold to send this screen to a friend or swipe up to listen to an excerpt, read the lyrics, watch the music video, or more.

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