Snapchat’s newest update packs a bunch of cool new features into the app. Most noticeable is the option to make the photos and messages you send stay on-screen for a long time, instead of disappearing after ten seconds.
There’s also a way to “loop” your video clips, as well as handy new editing tools like the “Magic Eraser,” which let you erase parts of a photo, and an emoji brush, which lets you draw on your photos using your favorite emojis.
Here’s how to use Snapchat’s new features:
How to access infinity-length snaps
Accessing infinity-length snaps is a breeze. Simply take a photo as you normally would, and click on the timer icon. You will be given the option to choose a length between 1 and 10 seconds, as well as a new option under the infinity symbol.
If you choose the infinity symbol, your recipient will be able to view your snap for as long as he or she likes. However, once they close the snap, it will be deleted.
How to use the Magic Eraser feature
The Magic Eraser tool is your last stand against unsightly elements making their way into your snaps. It can be found under the Scissor tool, and is simply to use.
After taking your photo, select the Magic Eraser tool, and highlight the area that you want to eliminate. Once you’ve done that, lift your finger and the tool will work its magic.
It’s not perfect, however, so don’t rely on it for any heavy duty editing. But if you want to get rid of something on a solid-colored background, it’ll do in a pinch.
Let’s go over the Magic Eraser one more time
As you can see, the tool isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough for a picture that will only be viewed for a few seconds.