When people think of Snapchat, they think of an app that is real time and in the moment. When you first open the app, you will notice that it initially shows the camera. This is because Snapchat wants to you live in the moment and share what it is you are doing. Because of this, when you want to share a picture that you had taken previously, the snap will show a white border that surrounds the snap that shows that it is something that is not current. They did this because they want people share current photos and videos. However, this has now changed on Snapchat from today.
Snapchat has rolled out a new update today that will get rid of the white border on older photos and videos.
An update to Snapchat rolling out today removes the white border. Snaps posted from your camera roll will no longer have a border but they will show when you initially took them. The technology that Snapchat uses are not the best though, photos that are horizontal will get rotated when you wish imports them into Snapchat. Instagram does not have this problem but it does crop the image or photo unusually.
Snapchat has said the decision to remove the white border was because for aesthetic reasons. However, it does seems as if it was a decision based on the fact that Instagram is increasing in popularity due to the more liberal policy that Instagram has.
The update that Snapchat rolled out also has a new option regarding saving chats. If you click and press a text, you will have the option to save or copy the text. If your friends have their location shared, you will also be able to see them in the group chat.
You can find the update currently on iOS. However, we do not have news of the update being brought to the Android yet.