How to use Snapchat’s Chat feature

The feature allows you to connect with friends one-on-one, or have a group chat with several people. For individual chats, messages are automatically deleted once you both leave the chat. Group chat messages are deleted after 24 hours.

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If you don’t want a message to disappear, you can press and hold to save it, but keep in mind that the other in the chat will be able to see that you have done so since the background of the message will turn gray.

How to chat with one friend

From the camera screen, tap the chat button on the bottom left and tap your friend’s name to start a chat.

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How to start a group chat

From the camera screen, tap the chat button on the bottom left. Tap the friends you’d like to include and then tap Chat.

Once you’ve got these Snapchat basics nailed, check out our post with 35 advanced strategies and hacks to take your Snapchat game to the next level.

See Also

Snapchat features and terminology

How to set up a Snapchat account

How to navigate Snapchat

How to add friends on Snapchat

How to accept a friend request on Snapchat

How to view a Snap

How to create and send Snaps

How to use Snapchat lenses

How to use Snapchat Stories

How to use Snapchat Memories