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Snapchat adds paid replays and selfie lenses in latest update

Heads up, avid Snapchatters: the ephemeral messaging service is getting some nifty new features in its latest update. Coming along for the ride in the latest version of Snapchat is the ability to buy extra replays, along with some fun "lenses" for all of your selfies.

The biggest bit of news to come out of this update is the addition of extra replays. Snapchat has given users one replay per day for a while now, but you can now purchase extras at a price of 99 cents for 3. Replays can still only be used once per snap, but the extras will allow you to use the replay feature itself more than once a day.

Snapchat has also added a little bit of quirky fun for the selfie aficionados out there with lenses. The next time you're snapping a selfie, you can hold down on your face to bring up a selection of different animated effects. For example, Snapchat may ask you to open your mouth for an animated rainbow to spew forth, or raise your eyebrows to replace your eyes with animated hearts. It's important to note, however, that Snapchat says this feature only works with "newer Android devices." There's no exact list floating around, but given that we couldn't get it to work on a 2014 Moto X, we're assuming they mean very new.

Finally, Snapchat has added trophies to the app, which are essentially achievements. Mum's the word on what all of the trophies entail, but we've seen that at least one is unlocked based on the number of points you've racked up.

Source: Snapchat

  • Finally! What a deal! /s
  • I know. Window users must be excited to use this new Snapchat feature! Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's Dan on AC Central ☺! Posted via the Android Central App on my HTC Desire 610
  • I heard that it's Hillary Clinton approved so try it out. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't understand how this is supposed to work. I thought the messages self destruct after the timer expires. That means they are indeed not destroying pictures, unless there is something I am missing... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nothing is really deleted of a hard drive. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Snapchat keeps all your snaps in their server, somewhat like Siri does with what you ask it. If I send a snapchat to someone, they can only see it for 10 seconds (unless I set it for a shorter time) and then after that they can no longer see it. They can, however, "replay" it which let's them see it just one more time. So even though the recipient can't see it anymore, it's still in the Snapchat servers.
  • Just updated. Not working any different with my Note 5 :(
  • Same here, T-Mobile Note 5 smh....How "new" does the phone need to be??
  • It works on my S6 and my friend's iPhone 5s. Make sure you have good enough lighting lol.
  • Note 5 is just too new. It works on my old Note 4 in the same lighting as the 5.
  • Why not Moto X 2014? Is there a hardware issue? Do you think it ever will come? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow, you can damn near buy anything. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lenses don't work on Android 6.0 Marshmallow :(
  • The lenses work on my G4. Posted via the Android Central App on my LG G4
  • Lucky Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow... Buying replays. Sad world. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Casper ftw Posted via the Android Central App
  • Terrible terrible terrible.
    Buying for replays. That is just sad.
    I wonder who'll be those people to do that... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Paying for nude replays... not a bad idea... Posted via the Android Central App