- Pinch to zoom and open Snapmap
- Search for "Bermuda" 3.
- Adaptive icons
- Get a root-enabled file manager.
- Open the Snapchat beta page on TestingCatalog and select the green 'BECOME A TESTER' button.
- Then click on the blue colored 'BECOME A TESTER' button in the Android App Testing for Snapchat page. 3.
- Bug fixes and improvements! 👻
- Open app - take a snap
- Tap on the stickers button - tap on the search edit text field
- Enter GIF or GIFS - pick a gif from the results
After the slow, but inevitable fall of Snapchat, the company behind is still trying to innovate and keep it alive in the social media space, but the competition from the likes of Instagram and Facebook is very very strong.
The new Snap Originals series, launched this month, aims to challenge Instagram's IGTV platform. It lets you watch shows from selected personas - "some of the world’s greatest storytellers", and with genres such as comedy, horror, reality docu-series, and more. There are already a handful of shows released, which you can learn more about from the Snap Originals webpage.
Snap Originals is available for all users inside the Snapchat app in the Discover screen by swiping left from the main camera UI....
Snapchat is actively working on the application redesign. The app is moving towards a simplification and performance improvements. The alpha release, which was only available to the root users at the beginning, now can be accessed by everyone. You can also become a Snapchat Alpha tester 👻 if you are not already.
Speaking of app distribution, if you are a beta tester for Snapchat, you will receive both Alpha and Beta client changes with every Google Play update....
Now you can finally become an Alpha tester for the Snapchat app for Android even if you don't have a rooted device or if you were not lucky to get a server-side feature rollout.
How to enable Snapchat Aplpha:
Snapchat released some time ago a new feature for its users to test named Snappables. Snappables are interactive games, with a total number of five available right now.
Changelog from Google Play
Start a rock band with friends, fight aliens and more. New Snappables are added every week! Tap your face to activate Lenses, then select a Snappable on the left side of the camera button.
So, let me give you my two cents for each of them....
The Snapchat app has a feature called SnapMap and this time we are going to get to the bottom of the questions "What it does?" and "How does it work?".
To begin with, accessing SnapMap is possible from the main camera UI by pinching in with two fingers - quite tricky, huh? Then, you are going to be greeted with a map, where the live location of your friends is being displayed, and yours too. There are also being shown Snaps for popular buildings like museums, skyscrapers and such from other people as featured content.
Tapping on the location button at the bottom right gets you back to your location and shows you the weather at the bottom left. Tapping on an avatar of a friend shows you when was the last time he or she was online and where....
While Snap Inc. works on the revamped version of Snapchat, they are continuously adding some new features. As you know, the core principle of the platform is disappearing content. Some of them have default time limits before going away, but the messages were inaccessible once read.
The latest change which is rolling out, starting today, is the 24-hour availability of chats....
Snapchat is one of the most used social media applications all around the world and their Android app has a beta program available. First, you can check out our guide, which explains deeply How to become a Snapchat beta tester on Android.
To start with, there is a feature in Snapchat beta called 'Shake To Report'and it is made to report bugs/issues. It is enabled by default and you can shake your device when you are in the app to report an issue. You will be greeted with a pop-up menu, which has three options....
Enabling the latest Snapchat alpha features is going to be a lot easier and seems like the new UI is going to become official soon, at least for Beta/Alpha users.
In the Settings of Snapchat v10.40.2.0 and v10.40.3.0 Beta, a new settings entry is showing up. It is called 'Snapchat Alpha' and as the name suggests, it lets you enable every experimental feature in the app. You can find it just below the 'Snapchat Beta' option and enable it by hitting the green-colored 'ENABLE' button at the bottom part of the page. That's it....
As some of you may already know, Snapchat for Android is about to get a huge re-make. A couple of weeks ago it was discovered that they are testing a new UI and now are building upon it. There are a total of three new features that may catch your attention, so let's begin with the first one:
Adaptive icons are supported on Android 7.1 and above and they are Google's way of making things simple and keeping uniformity across the UI by allowing the user to choose the desired icon shape (Not customizable in some OEM ROMs). Snapchat has added all of the necessary assets to support this feature in v10.40.2.0 Beta but, currently, it isn't working as intended....
Snapchat is testing a new much faster and smoother Alpha UI and here's how you can enable it with ROOT
Snapchat users on Android were all complaining about how slow the app is. Looks like finally, Snap Inc is working on a much faster version of the app and here is how you can enable it by yourself. Be sure to have root on your device and follow the steps carefully.
How to enable the new Mushroom UI
While everyone is hyped by Note 9 and Fortnite, I found this interesting post in my google feed. It appears that Blizzard made their own lenses and stickers for the Snapchat app.
I was playing WOW for 7 years and quit around 7 years ago but this was definitely an interesting thing to try. These AR stickers became one of my favorites apart from T-Rex sticker available around two months ago.
In order to get these lenses, you need to open this Snapchat lenses code from your phone....
How to become a Snapchat beta tester using the web sign up form
I just checked v10.31.6.0 update and got a new pop up on the main screen which tells that "Friends stories are back on the right"!
Check screenshots for more info. Additionally, they separate Friends stories and Subscription stories. You can also quickly navigate to the chat with a friend or watch the story again.
Oh, Just got a new minor update during this test :P...
Just got a beta Update 10.28.0.0 and did a quick APK teardown.
There was a 1900 lines diff file. There are a lot of changes for the major version update. I didn't check many of them but I found those lines to be the most interesting.
<string name="easter_egg_hunt_tooltip">Tap to view leaderboard</string>
<string name="egg_hunt_acquisition_denied">"We're having trouble finding you! Please disable any apps or programs you have that could be altering your GPS location."</ string>
Same changelogs as usual but this update contains a @giphy integration. I didn't receive this update on the Google Play (Germany) so I had to get it from the APK Mirror.
Steps to check:
"New" snap feed is still there but as we know already it is going to be reverted soon. Stay tuned!...