By Alex Heath /
December 14, 2016
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Snapchat has finally added the ability to chat in groups — a feature that's been highly requested for a long time.

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Like regular messages in Snapchat, group chats are only visible for 24 hours before they disappear. You'll be able to replay any photo or video in a group thread once before it vanishes. Up to 16 people can be added to one group.

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Snapchat is adding three more features alongside group chatting in an app update on Monday: a scissors tool that turns part of a photo you take into a digital sticker, a paintbrush tool that creates an artistic filter over a photo or video, and Shazam integration for recognizing music playing around you while you record video.