Snapchat’s newest feature will help you keep your streaks going if you miss

Many users are amazed at the continuity of Snapstreaks after their launch, even maintaining the streaks of hundreds of friends. Their popularity may have waned a bit, as life can get in the way, but Snap has launched an experimental feature that could make it easier to keep things on track when you’re off for a day. Now, you can just tap Revert to pretend the painful experience never happened.

The catch is that, users only get a free Snap Restore. as TechCrunch notes, if they want to prevent more Snapstreaks from being wasted, they need to buy more Retrievals from the app for $1 each in the US. In its announcement, the company also said it’s introducing a new way for Snapchat+ subscribers to freeze their Streaks for a long time “soon.” Although it didn’t explain how that would work, Snap said it would allow users to put “things on pause when they know they’re off the grid.”

These feature announcements come shortly after Snap added an OpenAI chatbot similar to ChatGPT to its app. The chatbot appears as a regular user profile, perhaps to make it look more like a virtual friend, although Snap admits it can be “deceptive to say anything” and even apologized of “many deficiencies” in this old. Currently, the chatbot is exclusively available to Snapchat+ users who pay $4 per month for the service, but the company has plans to make it more widely available.

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