Snapchat goes wild with emojis, saves you from wasting data
On Snapchat, it's raining emojis.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET update.
The quirky messaging app Snapchat has added new ways to use emoji to use in your video and photos.
And it updated the app to be less of a data drain when you're traveling.
So first up, you can now stick as many emoji icons as you want all over your photo or video post.
You are now free to go emoji crazy.
Click the new icon on top to select your emoji, you can resize them like usual for text or.
Drag it up the trashcan to delete.
Before you could only add Emoji inside of a string of text.
And now they're more like stickers, separate from text.
If you find Snapchat to be a huge drain on your mobile data plan there's now a setting called Travel Mode.
In your settings click on manage under additional services.
And you can turn on travel mode to disable it from auto loading content when your not on wi-fi.
That way you can choose what you want it to load instead of it trying to read everything.
This is for both IOS and Android.
For the next update, you can expect to see something about trophies.
For about a day, there was this fluke, where Snapshot has this page for trophies you could collect, almost like game achievements.
I missed it, but a few screen shot taken by the Next Web and Business Insider Do showed the feature before it was removed.
Now if you download the app now, you won't see it probably because it wasn't ready to be launched yet.
Snapchat says, it has 100 million users a day and 65% of those people are posting a video or photo on their accounts everyday.
comScore data backs up what we already know, that the app is very popular with the younger demographic.
So you can expect SnapChat to be a big part of the social media campaigns for the US presidential candidates, because they have to try to look cool to win the vote of the young people, yo.
Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton announced her Snapchat account over the weekend.
It has a ghosty pantsuit icon that you can scan to see her posts, like this one of her about to talk to a crowd.
Her username is Hillary Clinton as one word.
She's one of the latest to join but there are plenty of other social Snappers on the Republican side, such as Senator Rand Paul who already posted three ads on Snapchat.
His user name is senatorranpaul.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is on there, too, as christie.
You see, they're all posting videos and photos that all disappear within 24 hours, but it's not easy to search and find these candidates.
You have to know their exact user name on Snapchat in order to add them.
Other with accounts include Carly Fiorinal, Lindsey Graham, Martin O'Malley, Rick Perry, and Marc Orubio.
For the generation of the 90's, reaching young voters was about going on MTV.
Then came YouTube.
Now it's Snap Chat and Periscope.
That's it for this tech news update and there's more news for you to snap up at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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