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Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature

10 March 2018, 06:20 | Jodi Jackson

Snapchat is Testing User Tagging in Snaps, Just Like on Instagram

Snap Inc (SNAP) Hopes New Tagging Feature Leads To Increased Engagement

Users need to take a photo or video, then type the person's username into the text field in Stories.

"We're testing this", Snapchat officially confirmed to TechCrunch.

For now, tagging seems to be appearing on the app for some users.

The feature was first disclosed by Twitter user Matt Rappaport on Thursday. "Once this flashes, the user may tag someone using the "@" symbol and writing out a username to mention them.

It's usually the other way around, but Snapchat are borrowing an idea from Instagram this time as they test out the option of tagging other users in stories. Snapchat's version of the feature asks users to swipe the "more" option, displaying the name of the person tagged, their handle, a Bitmoji and an "add" button to follow their account. Also, whoever gets tagged will receive a notification, so nothing will remain unseen.

Facebook was one of the first to allow users to tag other accounts in photos uploaded to the site.

Influencers including DJ Snake, Tchami, and even Kylie Jenner have made the switch from Snapchat exclusively to Instagram Stories. Usernames will automatically generate a tappable link to the associated profile.

What new features would you like to see added to Snapchat?

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