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Snapchat update gives your finger a rest

An update to the popular messaging app doesn't require you to hold down your finger to view snaps. It also includes an extra layer of security and new ways to add friends.

Snapchat has changed a defining feature of its app.

You no longer have to hold down your finger on the screen to view a message. Your thumb may be grateful, but it does make it easier for someone to take a screenshot of your "disappearing" message.

That's not all that's changing on the app. Watch this CNET Update report to learn about the new ways to personalize your Snapcode ghost, find nearby friends, and beef-up your security:

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Snapchat update gives your finger a rest