How Do I Start a Group Chat on Snapchat?

Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups.

It's the Venice, Calif. -based company's latest product-related move in what's becoming an arms race in terms of which app has the best features, including other prominent players such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and others. A Paintbrush effect applies an artistic layer to Snaps saved to your Memories archive.

Shazam has teamed up with Snapchat to integrate the music and video recognition app within the social network.

When Snapchat finally got rid of auto-advance in Stories, you thought it had officially earned the title of the world's only flawless app. According to the developers of Snapchat, "When you Shazam a song, a pop-up box prompts you to learn more about the song". There is no indication if this will come to group chats, but it's clear the potential is there. Basically, it's what you've come to love about Snapchat Chats, only WITH GROUPS.

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Groups is emblematic of Snapchat's broadening scope. This unique new feature will let users create a group for up to 16 participants to chat and switch between private chats. Up to 16 people can be added to one group. You can also use Bitmoji, stickers, voice, and video notes in the new feature.

To determine if a chat is actually a group chat, look for the sparkle/friend emoji next to the group name in your Chat screen.

The settings for a Group Chat can be accessed by tapping the menu icon in the upper left corner. Do this if you want to see who's in the group, mute notifications, add someone and leave the group. You'll see the feature when you press and hold on the camera screen. When someone opens a Snap, his/her name will show below it. Announced via various outlets this morning, users now have the ability to create group chats in the app as well as Shazam songs through the app. Also, snaps sent to a group can be opened and replayed once by each recipient.

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