Snapchat is all about ephemeral messages that disappear after you view them, but starting today, you can pay for the ability to re-view a Snap.
A new Snapchat update is rolling out that includes the ability to buy Snap Replays. You can get three Replays for $0.99, but it’s worth noting that you can only Replay a Snap once, so you’ll have to be sure to pay attention the second time you view a Snap.
The addition of the ability to buy Snap Replays is notable because it’s the first time that we’ve seen Snapchat add an in-app purchase. It’s a way for the app to make money outside of advertising, and while $0.99 just to Replay some Snaps might sound like a lot of money to some, I bet that there are a lot of Snapchat addicts that’ll drop $0.99 on a pack of Replays like it’s nothing.
Also included in today’s Snapchat update is a feature called Lenses. To use the feature, you switch to your device’s front-facing camera and then press and hold on your face. You’ll then be able to swipe left between different Lenses, which add a weird feature to your face.
Rounding out the Snapchat update are some “fun surprises” like Trophies, which Snapchat will quietly award you for doing random things like earning a high Snapchat score or sending stores from Discover.
You can grab Snapchat for Android at the Google Play link below.