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Download the beta for 6snap to try out the new Snapchat conversations

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Last week Snapchat updated their official apps on Android and iOS with the text chat and video calling. We don’t have an official Snapchat app yet for Windows Phone, but we do have 6snap. It’s a stellar third-party Snapchat client for Windows Phone. The developer, Rudy Huyn, has just released a beta version of 6snap that allows Windows Phone users to participate in the new Snapchat features. Download it now!

The sneak peek of version 3.0 of 6snap gives you access to chat conversations. Now you can talk to your Android and iOS friends who have been using the feature over the past week. If you already have 6snap installed you’ll need to sign out. Snapchat doesn’t allow two applications to be connected to their servers at the same time, so you’ll be kicked out of your sessions.

In the 'snaps' view you'll see a chat bubble on the far right. Tap that to start talking to your friends! 

6snap Beta is free to download and use. Grab it from the Windows Phone Store and let us know what you think! Remember this is a beta, so send any bugs you find to Rudy. 

Via: @rudyhuhn

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Download the beta for 6snap to try out the new Snapchat conversations

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Yes.. I always praise his effort and apps in front of android users .. About how his unofficial apps have more better ui and features :)

He mentioned himself that adding video capabilities is actually a pretty big project. He is going to focus on getting the chat first, then adding the video.

Video chat is a huge project to do - the fact that you have to quickly switch between front and back camera is not an easy task. He said so himself. He said that he will focus on the chat first, then add the video chat capabilities.

cause almost 50% of the backend has changed and can have some bugs, need to fix all of them before merging it with the public version.

 

Moreover, the chat feature is only available on Snapchat (official app) BETA

I may be alone in this but I don't see the point of the new feature. (I am taking about Snapchat not 6snap).

 

The whole point of the service was to send self-destruct pictures. Let's say the part of the chat maybe, since sometimes you want to say something about the pic... But if I want to videochat I will certainly be using Skype. If want to just chat I will most likely be using straight SMS or Telegram.

 

I guess they just want to compete on the same market.

That's the point. In this race no company company wants to be left behind. See Facebook. They are so desperate to capture the messaging services and google too with its hangout.

the new feature is useful for me (Snapchat not 6snap), my skype calls usually end up with 40 minutes minimum each conversation but I can use the Snapchat video as a fast reply/giving opinion/fast video chat (2-3 minutes). The chat function is useful because most of my friends are on Snapchat (not on Telegram) so I would like to talk to girls freely without my girlfriend opening my phone and reading every message I sent to a girl on whatsapp and over-analyzing them and boom. idk that is me.

Chat is a bit buggy, need some improvement. Anyway it's always good to see Rudy working hard to bring new features quickly to WP. Thanks!

Something Off topic but worth asking.
Is it possible to develop 6app for WhatsApp?
The current version of WhatsApp for windows phone really sucks.

All you have to do is set an expiration date for the app. When the app launches, check if it's past a certain date and then if it is, close it. Why try to make money off of us who want to help make the app better?

You can't pay to remove the ads in beta. So your NOT PAYING FOR ANYTHING. If you read early Rudy said this beta is to fix the bugs before merging to the real app thus I'm guessing when it does merge if you paid to remove them they will still be gone. These ads in the beta are there and none removable cause this isn't going to be an exploit to get money its a way to get the public app up to date without having bugs when it goes public

I'm assuming Rudy is making money off of the ads, therefore he is generating revenue from this beta. However small said revenue may be, he is still getting it. I'm aware they we aren't able to remove the ads in the beta, but if the purpose of the beta is to remove the bugs, why have ads?

This. I was pissed when I loaded that app and got ads. I HATE banner ads. I refuse to use them in my apps too. I wont subject my users to them. I think its REALLY rude and blatant revenue raising/forced upgrading. I don't want to strongarm users into buying. Buy if you support!

Because there is no other developer who would dedicate their time to actually make a quality snapchat app. If there was an option, I would buy snapchat two or three times, or donate to him, if that was possible.

Just because you dedicate alot of your time to a platform doesn't mean you can do whatever you want. Now, I'm not saying that Rudy is doing whatever he wants, but according to your response he should be allowed to do whatever he wants because he does dedicate alot of his time to Windows Phone.

He IS allowed to do whatever he wants. You are free to, as well. If you don't like that he has ads in a free, beta app, don't use it. Go back to the "stable" version.

Do people really feel that entitled to free stuff?

You are COMPLETELY missing the point of my comment. I do not feel entitled to free stuff. But it doens't make any sense to me why someone would put ads in a beta version of an app that is going to be buggy and crash.

I'm completely ok with ads in the stable releases. He would be a fool not too. I've purchased the no ads in-app-purchase. FIrst thing that I did when 6snap was released.

In my opinion, it seems greedy to ask people to test the app and also include ads in the preview release.

I know, it's crazy how developers think that generating revenue is somehow a key part of the software creation business... Crazy!

I'm aware that generating revenue is part of the software development process, but putting ads in a beta version doesn't seem like a good practice in my opinion. I'm testing the application to try and make it better, why make money off of something that is knowingly not going to work or be buggy?

No one is paying him to do the dev in the first place, certainly not snap chat. He's already established himself as a decent developer, I think he deserves to get some money from his efforts.. Also, this is a separate app from the released one, so those against having ads can always go on with life as if he wasn't building up the app with the latest features.

Is the point that Rudy should do things how do them or at least to your approval? His app...his choice. Period. You're a dev. If you hate it so much, you build one for free with no ads and listen to other people complain about every detail of your work and give it zero value because they all feel entitled.

I see the chat bubble on the screen with all my previous conversations but not to initiate a conversation with a new user I have not communicated with before. Am I missing something?

Out of topic question but today, after doing the second update I got to windows phone 8.1. But then another notification update popped up. Thats weird. As far as I know, only two updates were required. How come did I receive the third one? o.o Anyone got a clue what it might be?

I'm tired of waiting already, when will Microsoft release WP8.1. Microsoft really tried in innovating WP OS but there are lots of bugs and some developers like WhatsApp and Viber ain't helping out, their apps are buggy.

no sorry dude android has video as well. Rudy is amazing. Seriously without his efforts the app gap would be a app ocean.

I'm the biggest noob ever, but how can I download it without turning on the feature to download apps from the Store website to my phone? It has no QR codes on the page, and I can't find it in the store (it's a beta).

Got it :D Too bad it still has no support for the Action Center, but I think that has something to do with the Snapcat API.

It's a beta y'all... Stop whining about the chat being slow and all... And yeah just cos its beta dnt mean u can't Av Ads in it...

I'd like an app for YouTube better. Still don't get why it isn't in the making, especially after Google released (almost all of) their API for developers to use freely.

I applaud Rudy for his dedication and ability to churn out apps with good performance (esp when it requires a hefty backend), but I'm not always impressed with the UX quality. I stopped using 6snap a number of months ago because of bugs, and yet I've tried the non-beta again today and it's still buggy.

Currently having some troubles with 6snap, always having the "Oups, an error occured, sorry about that" message.

Am I alone?

My 6snap isn't working properly and wont let me log in because it is saying 'failed to connect' i would like it if you made the OFFICIAL snapchat available for windows phone as i think it is unfair that it is such a good phone but something small isn't available