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Snapchat users may be able to tag friends in their stories

It's the app's latest move to catch up with Instagram's story updates.


Tess Cagle


Posted on Mar 9, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:15 pm CDT

Snapchat has begun testing to add a new feature to the app that would allow users to @-mention their friends in their story, according to TechCrunch.

A few users, including actor Matt Rappaport, appear to have the feature already. Test users say the feature is activated when you add text to a snap. While there’s no type-ahead drop-down menu like on some social networks, users can “@[someone’s username]” to mention them. When someone views their Snap, they’ll see a “More” option and after they swipe up, and they will see tiles showing people’s profile info and an Add button.

If the update goes live, this would be the latest move on Snapchat’s behalf to seemingly copy the Instagram stories feature—which added the ability to tag friends in stories in November 2016. Earlier this year, Snapchat added the ability to customize text fonts and a GIF option just a few days after Instagram added the features.

This update would also come in the wake of Snapchat’s latest update—which was essentially a complete redesign of the app’s interface—which had an overwhelmingly negative reception, with celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Kylie Jenner opposing it.

H/T TechCrunch

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*First Published: Mar 9, 2018, 11:56 am CST