Snapchat Launches v5.0 “Banquo” With Updated GUI And New Features
Snapchat, the application which allows you send photos and videos that automatically erase themselves has had a major update today which gives users a whole new GUI and some new features.
The most noticeable changes of this latest version, dubbed ”Banquo” includes:
- Swipe Navigation from your inbox, to the camera, friends list, then add new friends screen
- Double Tab on an opened snap to reply
- More transparency on the camera screen
- The option to save your own photos to your camera roll (after taking a photo on the camera screen)
- View profiles in-app instead of the browser
- Speed and Design Improvements (more colourful app background images)
- A new interface to add, search and find friends
What I have also noticed, which I am not sure if a bug or a new design – the Snapchat icon now has a blank white face.
However the official Snapchat website still has the full faced logo and no mention of a change. Sometimes app developers have icon issues when uploading a new update to the App Store (which may be corrected with a subsequent update).
Update: Snapchat have confirmed via their blog that the new icon without the face is correct.