Snapchat's new chat experience centers on audio, video, and stickers

Snapchat is introducing a new, more robust Chat experience, one that makes it easier to connect with your friends both with audio and video, and which aims to allow conversations to flow more organically. This update also allows you to send stickers in a chat, giving you a wider range of ways to display how you feel.

With the new "Chat 2.0" experience, you can switch between text, audio, and video chat on-the-fly with just a tap, and you can switch back with another. From Snapchat:

Today, we're excited to introduce Chat 2.0. You can start by sending a few chats, and when your friend shows up, start talking or video chatting instantly with one tap. Your friend can simply listen if you want to sing them a song, or watch if you have a new puppy to show them. If they aren't there, you can quickly send an audio note to say what you mean. And sometimes, a sticker says it best :)

In addition to these new chatting features, Snapchat is adding Auto-Advanced Stories, which allow you to automatically advance from Story to Story.

Snapchat will be rolling out its new chatting features today, and in the meantime, you can grab the app from the Google Play Store.

Joseph Keller