Snapchat’s new chat and video calling features revealed early in leaked screenshots

BY Killian Bell

Published 25 Jan 2016

New Snapchat leaked screenshots

New features on the way to Snapchat have been revealed early in screenshots buried inside a Snapchat app package. The overhauled chat function and improvements to audio/video calling are expected to rollout to all Snapchat users soon.

The screenshots were found inside a Snapchat APK file for Android by the developers of Snapprefs, an Xposed module that adds additional features to the Snapchat app. They confirm that Snapchat is working to completely overhaul its instant messaging service, which now resembles Facebook Messenger, with an inline photo and sticker picker.

The toolbar found above the keyboard also provides buttons to initiate audio and video calls. “The person on the receiving end will get a pop-up to ignore, join, or listen in to the call,” explains 9to5Google. “The feature is more one-to-one and does not appear to be a live streaming competitor.”

There’s also a presence indicator lets you know whether the person you’re chatting to is online.

Again, these screenshots were found inside the Snapchat APK, which confirms Snapchat is testing these features. It’s unclear exactly how close they are to rolling out to the public, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for them.