Snapchat’s Video Sharing Feature Exits Beta, Now Available From Google Play


Snapchat’s new video sharing feature has today arrived in Google Play, ten days after it was first released as a beta. The new feature, which first made its debut on iOS almost three months ago, comes as an update to the existing Snapchat app, and allows users to send short, self-combusting videos to their friends.

Video sharing is a feature that’s been coming to Snapchat for Android for some time, but the team behind it had some difficulties porting it to Google’s platform — which is why it’s taken so long to arrive.

“Making Snapchat video for Android has been exciting, but has also had its fair share of challenges,” Snapchat said in a blog post today.

“The Android phones that many of us use were never designed with Snapchat in mind, and that can be tough when developing a hardware-based application. The video feeds and playback behavior can differ greatly – often with no guarantees or warnings.”


Some users may still experience difficulties with the feature, Snapchat says, but the company encourages those with problems to email them with bug reports. The more feedback Snapchat receives, the quicker those issues can be resolved, and the better Snapchat for Android will be.

The latest Snapchat update also delivers a new notification system, and some performance improvements that promise to make the service “significantly more reliable” when you’re out and about. You can download it now from Google Play using the source link below.