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Snapchat ups game, adds new features in update

The move is intended to enhance the interactions between users of the app

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Snapchat this week launched a significant update to its photo and video sharing application with the inclusion of video chatting and text messaging options.

According to the company, which released the update Thursday, the move is intended to enhance the interactions between users of the app.

"Until today, we felt that Snapchat was missing an important part of conversation: presence," the firm wrote in a blog post.

"There’s nothing like knowing you have the full attention of your friend while you’re chatting,” it said.

The new Snapchat is available to all iOS and Android users.