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How to update Snapchat app on iOS and Android

We show you how to update Snapchat on iOS or Android to get the latest new features.

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Snapchat is one of the most popular apps around, letting users send photos and videos which are only available for a matter of seconds. A recent update adds Chat 2.0, and previous updates added lenses and the abilitly to replay pictures and videos through in-app purchases. The most recent Snapchat app update allows you to add emoji stickers to video. Here's how to update Snapchat on your smartphone or tablet. 

Also see: Snapchat can do what it likes with your messages, even publicly display them - should you be worried?

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Snapchat is one of the most popular apps around, letting users send photos and videos which are only available for a matter of seconds. A recent update adds Chat 2.0, and previous updates added lenses and the abilitly to replay pictures and videos through in-app purchases. The most recent Snapchat app update allows you to add emoji stickers to video. Here's how to update Snapchat on your smartphone or tablet. 

Also see: Snapchat can do what it likes with your messages, even publicly display them - should you be worried?

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To update Snapchat to the latest version, you need to head to your respective app store and check for updates. The app is available for iOS and Android so you'll need to open the App Store or Play Store on your device. There's still no sign of Snapchat on Windows Phone, although there are third party imitations available.

If you're on iOS, head to 'Updates' to check for new versions of your installed apps. If Snapchat is in the list then you can go ahead and download the update. The latest version at the time of writing is 7.0.1

Android users need to open the menu within the Play Store and select 'My Apps'. Here is where you can see which apps have updates available. Select Snapchat and hit update if it's in the list.

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An alternative method is to simply search for Snapchat in your respective app store. If it's installed on your device and there's an update available the listing should show an 'update' button.

For a full guide read: How to update Android apps.

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If you're looking for the latest Snapchat features such as filters, replays and special text, it may seem like the app hasn't updated properly. However, some of these new features are simply not switched on by default and hidden away in the settings menu – we know it's a little bit strange but this is the reason why you might not think you've got the latest version.

You can navigate to the Settings menu to turn the new features on by going to the page with your yellow Snapcode and tapping the red cog in the top right corner.

See also: How to use new Snapchat: Filters, video chat, replays and more.

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