You Can Now Use Longer Captions On Snapchat


Snapchat is continuing its series of updates, and the latest one permits users to put more characters in their snappy captions.

According to the company, the number of characters that can be fit into a caption "more than doubled." Prior to the update, Snapchat allowed a maximum of 33 characters to be used in captions.

The announcement came via Twitter, where the company posted proof of the expanded character limit, underlining that it is serious business and not an April Fools' Day prank.

The update will come in handy to those who are eager to better describe their tweet, while packing the caption with various graphic elements, such as emojis.

And did you know that emojis count as characters? Well, you do now.

Snapchat did not say exactly what the top character limit is.

A few days ago, the company pushed out another update for its app, where it added video and audio call support, alongside notes and stickers to make conversations more enjoyable. Snapchat aims to compete with rivals by offering "context and choice," and it is easy to see how having extended room for captions backs this intention.

"Your friend can simply listen if you want to sing them a song, or watch if you have a new puppy to show them," Snapchat notes. "And sometimes, a sticker says it best."

If you just shrugged off Snapchat's terms of service and privacy policy, you should give them a read, as they were updated as well. For example, Snapchat services will entail "third-party links and search results," but little details are known about what third-party search results actually means.

Snapchat updated its terms of service "on behalf of an entity of the U.S. government." Read the documentation to find out more about this particular change in the app's TOS.

Last, but not least, Snapchat elaborated on the data that it collects from its users. The company points out that it refrains from stockpiling private communication, and it certainly does not show your friends the full history of your posts.

The photo messaging app has about 100 million monthly active users, the Wall Street Journal said last year.

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