Snapchat is kick starting with a variety of new features. These additions to Snapchat messaging aim to make chatting with your “real friends more fun and expressive.” Here’s your guide to new ways to snap in this new year.

Source: Snapchat

Snapchat in their newsroom wrote about a bunch of features which will delight all the users. People using the app can now reply, react and even survey friends across iOS and Android with the following features and new messaging tools:(Source: Snapchat Newsroom)

  • Chat Reply – Group chat blowing up? With Chat Replies you can respond to individual messages in an ongoing chat to help you keep conversations on track and communicate with context. To start a thread, hold down on a message in Chat and tap Reply.

  • Bitmoji Reactions – With Bitmoji Reactions, it’s easier than ever to share your feelings in Chat. There are seven Bitmoji emotions to choose from, so you’ll have a quick and easy way to react to any message.

  • Poll Stickers – Now, you can add Emoji-powered Polls to Snaps and Stories to survey friends for their thoughts. Our visual Polls work across iOS and Android, so all your friends can weigh in and show their thoughts. Plus, our Polls were designed with transparency in mind–you can see how your friends voted to help ensure responses stay thoughtful and kind. To create a Poll, check out the new option in the Sticker folder.

  • Improved Calling – Snapchat has reimagined their video and audio calling interface to make live conversations more fun. Now, it’s easier than ever to add Lenses and preview who has answered a group call before you join. Plus, with millions of video calling-compatible Lenses to choose from, there are so many ways to express yourself. 

Check out the official announcement from Snapchat by clicking here.
Also read: Snapchat celebrates creator lenses in its first edition of ‘Lens on the Year’ report.