Snapchat is getting a lot more chatty today with an upgrade that stands to make it a more viable all-around messaging platform. The newest feature — simply named Chat — allows you and a buddy to have a conversation using nothing but text.
How’s it different from SMS, or something like Hangouts, Facebook Messenger or GroupMe? After both sides have viewed any message, that message will get whisked away just as photos do. They’ve even made it so that participants can strike up a video call if both are present in the chat at the same time (an exchange which obviously won’t be recorded).