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Snapchat just added a couple new features -- here's how to use them

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Key Points
  • Snapchat added two new features on Tuesday.
  • One lets you add colors to parts of your Snap, the other lets you record multiple videos at once.

Snapchat, the flagship app from Snap, added a couple of new features to its app on Tuesday.

One lets you record multiple clips in succession and the other, called tint brush, lets you tint specific areas of each Snap recording, in case you want to change the color of something.

Make sure you've updated to the latest version of Snapchat on Android or iOS. Once you've done that, here's how to use the new features, starting with the tint brush.

Take a snap of something, like yourself

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Now tap the scissors button and select the tint brush tool.

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Highlight the part of your snap you'd like to change. In this case, I changed the background. Now I'm in a green room.

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Or a red room. It's not really good at separating my head from the background.

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The next new feature lets you continue to record up to six videos in succession on an iPhone (Android coming soon). All you have to do is hold your finger down to continue recording. Then, you'll be able to choose which 10-second clips you want to keep. This feature didn't work for me, it's presumably still rolling out in stages.

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That's all there is to it. I dig the filter brush which might be more fun had I been testing it outside of the office — I wonder if it might be more accurate in direct sunlight or more fun if I was to try to change the color of my dog, for example.

Neat update, nothing crazy here though.