Snapchat introduces iOS 16 lock screen widgets with latest app update • TechCrunch

Snapchat is the latest popular app to roll out iOS 16 Lock Screen tools for iPhone users. One of the major changes with Apple iOS 16 launch is the choice Personalize your lock screen with widgets. Several companies have made their apps ready for iOS 16, and that list now includes Snapchat.

company announce Today it released an update to the app to include support for iOS 16 and Lock Screen widgets. There are two types of Snapchat Lock Screen widgets that you can choose from. The first lock screen widget is a small square that opens directly to the Snapchat camera. The second option is a larger rectangle that opens up to a conversation with a friend or group. The tool will also display your line with that friend, along with other emojis that appear next to that specific chat in the app.

“Our new lock screen tools keep conversations with your best friend right on your lock screen so you can start chats with a single click,” the company said in a blog post. “With this new tool, you can save yourself swiping when you want to start Snapping, while keeping video chats using the Snapchat camera at your fingertips.”

You can add new widgets by tap and hold on the lock screen to bring up the edit menu, then select the “Customize” button. From this edit mode, you can then click or switch the row you want to add widgets to. Next, you need to scroll through the app options and select Snapchat. You can then scroll to see the available tools and select the ones you want to add. Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll need to close the Add Widgets panel and click Done to save changes.

The company says the new tools are now available or coming soon to users. If you don’t have access to the new tools, you should keep an eye out for a new app update.

Snapchat is among many other applications that are looking to earn a place on your lock screen. Facebook added earlier this week ‘A glimpse of birthdays’ and ‘most important updates’ Widgets for iPhone users. In addition, Google promised that it will provide Lock screen tools for iOS 16 For major apps like Search, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, and more in the coming weeks.

The launch of the new Lock Screen widgets was announced along with the news that the company is releasing a desktop version of its app, snapchat for webAnd the Available to the entire global community. With Snapchat for web, you can send messages and snapshots, as well as chat via video and audio calls. For now, Snap is focused on bringing the app’s core features to the web and will build the experience from there. The company plans to bring other features of the app, including viewing Stories and Memories on Snapchat for the web in the future.

Snapchat also announced today that it’s also rolling out new chat shortcuts at the top of the chat tab to make it easier to do things like detect unread Snaps and chats from friends, see missed calls and reply to Stories. The app also adds a new “Question Stickers” feature to allow users to ask questions in their stories in AMA style.