Snapchat’s in for a serious makeover, if these screenshots discovered in the mobile app’s existing code are to be believed.
A handful of developers at Snapprefs, a group unaffiliated with Snapchat that helps users add more features to the app via the Xposed framework, dug up the screenshots in Snapchat’s code and leaked them to forum XDA.
As you can see, if the screenshots are legit, there’s a new design as well as accept and decline shots of audio and video calls. There are also some stickers that appear to work a lot like those in the popular Japanese chat app, Line:
TechCrunch points out that Alibaba-backed Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel has said he admires how Asian messaging apps pull in cash via games and in-app purchases like stickers—something that Facebook Messenger copied from apps like Line. If the leaked Snapchat snapshots turn out being true, we’re in for yet another round of apps copying their competitors to the point of being boring.
We reached out to Snapchat for comment, but they declined to give one.
Updated, 5:01 p.m. EST to include Snapchat’s response.
Screenshot credits: Snapprefs, Mészáros Marcell, Piotr Brzozowski, Jani Andsten
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