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Snapchat now charges users for multiple replays, adds face effect lenses in latest update
A big update is making its way to Snapchat for Android today, bringing some new features and paid options to the photo and video sharing application.
The big news with the latest update is the ability to purchase extra replays. Previously, if you watched a Snap and wanted to access it one more time, Snapchat would allow you to replay it, but normally only one time per day. The latest update lets you replay snaps over and over again if you’re willing to pay. You can now purchase three extra replays for $0.99, ten for $2.99, or 20 extra for $4.99. You’ll still be able to replay any snap you receive for free, but only one time.
Also along with this new update are some new camera lenses that can be used while taking selfies. Once you pull up the front-facing camera, press and hold on your face, and Snapchat will prompt you to select a face effect lens. You can choose from lenses that will replace your eyes with hearts, turn your face old and wrinkly or lenses that will make you puke rainbows. There’s even a lens that will turn your face demonic, which is actually pretty terrifying.
It should be noted that Snapchat says these new lenses can only be used with newer Android devices, though the company didn’t specify which devices were compatible. The new feature has been working fine on my Nexus 6, though we’re not sure if devices older than that are compatible or not. To get the latest update, head to the Play Store link below for the download.