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Snapchat leak hints at new audio and video calls as it bolsters its messaging clout

Snapchat appears to be chasing users of Facebook Messenger as screenshots of a slew of new features leaked during the weekend.

The photo-messaging app is looking to revamp its chat offering with the aptly named ‘ChatV2’ update, if seemingly legitimate leaked screenshots are to be believed.

Among the new features is an update to the Snapchat video chat, bringing it closer to the likes of Facebook Messenger or Google Hangouts’ offering, likely no longer requiring both users to hold down on their screens simultaneously to link up.

The app could add more users to its primarily youthful 100m daily users with the rollout of the bolstered UI, which will have a dedicated button for features such as audio and video calling, stickers and photo-sending.

Below is a mass grab of the images as posted by Snapprefs developers who discovered the features in the API, Mészáros Marcell, Piotr Brzozowski, and Jani Andsten.

 
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