ibusinesslines.com September 20, 2018

Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature

10 March 2018, 06:20 | Jodi Jackson

Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature

Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature

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?

Other News

Trending Now

Praise Be! Hulu Releases New 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Trailer
The shows also stars Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes , Alexis Bledel and Yvonne Strahovski . The first two episodes will be available to stream on the premiere date.

College Basketball: Louisville Cardinals vs. Virginia Cavaliers
The Cavaliers concluded three straight trips with three points each time , starting when Hunter made a layup and drew a foul. Virginia finished the regular season with just one conference loss and sits squarely as the No. 1 team in the nation.

EU Says It's Counting on Exclusion From Trump Metal Tariffs
Overcapacity remains the main agenda item for Saturday, when Malmstrom will host Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko and U.S. It's clear, we need clarity to the situation", Katainen said.

Jury sentences woman in drunken driving crash that killed man, unborn child
Prosecutors pointed out that Elliot was out on bond from those drug charges at the time of the crash. I know that an apology doesn't do much. "I'm scared all the time", said Guerrero.

Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs
The president said he would exempt Canada and Mexico while negotiating for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Many Republicans hold that imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum are an abuse of this law and are pushing to restrict it.

Eni backs USA nuclear fusion firm formed by ex-MIT researchers
The magnets MIT seeks to develop will produce a magnetic field four times stronger than in any existing fusion experiment. Italian oil major Eni plans to invest $50 million into a USA research project into nuclear fusion , it said Friday.

PSG Line Up Four Managers To Replace Emery
Emery remains convinced PSG are heading in the right direction - no matter who is in the dugout. Emery, though, is not looking for scapegoats.