Snapchat has quietly rolled out a group messaging function that lets users chat with up to 16 friends, as it adds more features to challenge Facebook’s platforms.
On Tuesday, Snap Inc, the ephemeral messaging app’s owner, announced Groups. Users can open a regular chat and add names. At the bottom of the group message, each participant’s name will be listed so a user can easily tap it and be taken to a one-on-one chat as well.
Chats sent to a group message are deleted after 24 hours. It appears Snapchatters have been asking for this feature for a long time, users taking to Twitter to express their delight at its roll out.