A lot of users were obsessed with keeping up Snapstreaks after they launched, even maintaining streaks in the hundreds with several friends. They don’t seem to be as popular anymore, perhaps in part because life usually gets in the way of sending Snaps to people every single day. Now, Snap has launched an experimental feature that could make it easier to maintain streaks by restoring them if they break. Say, something got in the way of sending Snap to a friend for a day, users can simply tap Restore to pretend that day never happened.
The catch is that, users will only get one free Snap Restore. As TechCrunch notes, if they want to prevent more Snapstreaks from going to waste, they’d have to buy more Restores from the app for $1 each in the US. In its announcement, the company also said that it’s introducing a new way for Snapchat+ subscribers to freeze their Streaks for long periods “soon.” While it didn’t expound on how the feature will work, Snap said it will allow users to put “things on pause when they know they’re going off the grid.”
These feature announcements come shortly after Snap added an OpenAI chatbot similar to ChatGPT to its app. The chatbot shows up as a regular user profile, probably to make it look more like a virtual friend, though Snap admits it could “be tricked into saying just about anything” and has even apologized for its “many deficiencies” in advance. At the moment, the chatbot is exclusively available to Snapchat+ users paying $4 a month for the service, but the company has plans to make it more widely available.
This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/snapchat-streak-restore-095639485.html?src=rss
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