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High School Kids Are Freaking About New Snapchat Published: May 2, 2014

Snapchat released a new version of its app yesterday — one that allows not only disappearing text messaging but a nifty, two-way video chat function. (It's a little hard to explain, but the Verge's demo video is good.) Essentially, the update changes Snapchat from being a lo-fi, single-function, disappearing-photo sharing app to a robust, multi-use communication platform that could, theoretically, replace things like FaceTime, Skype, and text messaging.

I'm too old to get excited about Snapchat updates, or to know anyone who does. But at least one high school teacher says that the update caused pandemonium among her students.

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