Snapchat introduces group video chat and friend tagging in Stories

Snapchat is introducing several new features this week, including the ability to make group video calls and a “Mentions” feature that allows users to tag friends in snaps uploaded onto Stories. Mentions were first rumored last month.

To tag a friend, just start typing in “@,” spell out the username of the person, then tap on the name you want tagged. People who see the tagged snap will be able to swipe up and add the person as a friend or watch any public stories they’ve posted. The person you tag will be notified in the chat window that they’ve been mentioned in your story.

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