Snapchat came to the Android platform several months back. At the time the app arrived with support for sharing in text and image format, however video was recently added. The video messaging support was being tested in a private beta, however as of today — that testing period has come to a close and the updated app (with video) is now available in the Google Play Store.
The video support comes as part of the v2.0.0 update. Snapchat is available for Android devices running 2.2 Froyo or later, however the video messaging requires a front-facing camera and 2.3 Gingerbread or later. This update means Snapchat users can now share using text, image and/or video. In addition to the added support for video, Snapchat v2.0.0 has also gotten improved notifications, which are said to be more informative and customizable.
Other goodies noted were performance improvements to include camera frame-rates and navigation speed as well as bug fixes. Changes aside, it seems there was some struggle in getting the video support working properly. The Snapchat team noted that it has been “exciting” but that it also had its “fair share of challenges.” Needless to say, the team is aware that some users may still experience difficulties but that they do want to make Snapchat perfect. Basically, if you are having any video related issues, they want to hear about it.
Changes aside, we do realize there may be some not as familiar with Snapchat. That being the case, this app touts itself as being the “fastest way to share a moment with friends.” It is a quick style messaging app that lets you share messages and moments and restrict the viewing time. Those looking for the update or interested in checking out Snapchat for the first time can follow this link to the Google Play Store.
[via Snapchat Blog]