Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in the U.S. and other countries as well. The company that developed Snapchat is working hard to modernize the multimedia messaging app. It makes sense as Snap wants to make sure that it has the capability to compete with other companies.
It is worth noting that, Snap is introducing a new feature called it is calling Friend Check up. As a reminder, on Snapchat having someone friended could give them access to your story as well as even possible to your location, depending on the user’s Snap Map settings. Hopefully, Snapchat wants to make sure that everyone who is on the list is still close to the owner of the account.
People should take into account that, the new feature could help make the platform safer for users if they choose to use it. Moreover, thanks to this feature it will be easier to cope with such challenges.
Based on the information provided by Snap, the feature will be rolling out on Android in the coming weeks and to iOS devices in the coming months. Interestingly, the reminder will show up as a notification on the user’s screen.
Snapchat and interesting features
As mentioned earlier, Snap is working hard to create interesting features. Importantly, the Friend Check Up feature is part of a push from Snap to make Snapchat a friendlier place. For example, the company added new resources and integrations with the Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ youths and MindUP. Moreover, the social media network is also getting further integration with the Crisis Text Project for people seeking mental health assistance.
Social media networks are working hard to expand their services. It is not surprising as they are trying to adapt to the ever-changing environment. Facebook, as well as other social media giants, are willing to offer interesting features. This way they want to attract new customers as well as retain existing users.
Moreover, companies should cooperate with authorities to make social media networks less dangerous for users. Unfortunately, bullying is one of the biggest challenges for networks. It is not easy to cope with this problem. Parents, authorities, as well as social media networks, should join forces to solve this challenge as soon as possible. Moreover, it is important to come up with new strategies on how to make platforms more attractive to users. Snapchat as well as other networks have the opportunity to create new features to address various problems.