Snapchat starts allowing video chats with up to 16 people

Snap Inc. has had a fairly rough couple of years, with a lot of its unique features being copied by its competition. The battle has been tough against its rivals, Facebook and Instagram, but the firm has still persevered, working hard to bring improvements to its app. Now, Snapchat will add the ability to connect up to 16 users in one video chat.

In order to get the ball rolling, when in a group chat, a user must tap the video camera icon, and that's it. Friends in the group chat will be notified and they can join accordingly. Users will still be able to take advantage of Lenses when in group video chat, can also chat via text, or participate without showing their face. As you can see from the image above, things can look quite hectic when you have a full party in video chat.

The group chat update will be rolling out to users in the coming weeks and it will be interesting to see how competitors such as Instagram will respond to this new feature. Also, for those that have been missing GIF support, it seems that Giphy has been re-enabled on the platform. Giphy support from Snapchat was removed last month after a racist GIF was discovered.

Source: Snapchat

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