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6snap 3.0 hits the Store, brings Snapchat messaging functions to Windows Phone

Although an official Snapchat app is still missing on Windows Phone, Rudy Huyn and his app 6snap have done a nice job of filling in the gap. It was only 3 weeks ago that Snapchat announced their new text chat and video calling service, and Windows Phone users wanted some of that action too.

It was no secret that Huyn was working on porting (and re-coding) his app for the new feature, and today it is now live for everyone. Heading into the Windows Phone Store we can see version 3.0 is ready and willing for your secret-ish chats to friends and strangers.

Let’s see what’s new.

6snap 3.0

  • Chat conversation with your contacts
  • Display more snaps, you can scroll to see old snaps
  • Search snaps

That sounds like a win-win for Windows Phone users, who can at least have conversations now with those on iOS and Android.

If you’re a big fan of Snapchat, you have no reason not to grab 6snap, so pick it up here in the Store. Let us know in comments how you like the new features!

Thanks, Neal R., for the tip!

QR: 6snap

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Video calls now !

Acbuono5 says:

Why no video of a demonstration? Or is that Mark's job? Love his videos.

twelvetudors says:

So this has video chat as well?

rohith513 says:

Now I think only few need the official snap chat.

For those who don't know that 3rd party apps exist, yes, there still is a few. :-/

Aashish13 says:

Rudy apps needs to be kept separate under his name in the windows store.

niexus says:

Would be so awesome :D

Lumio says:

like Gameloft hub? :)

kivancio says:

Rudy Huyn. This guy is amazing !

sudhisoma says:

Awesome! :) Now do we get instant push notifications? Or does it still update once every half an hr?

jarcigal13 says:

Since 6snap is a 3rd party app, it is impossible to have instant push notifications

kb4000 says:

Tons of 3rd party apps have push

jarcigal13 says:

Hmm.. Well I'm just glad we even have snapchat. Without Rudy, I probably would've gotten a new phone. His apps are amazing.

Thanks Rudy ! You are awesome :)

poiman says:

Video chat included?

sahib lopez says:

so at this point . do we really need the offical snapchat app ;)?

Yes. Can you make video call with this one? No? So yeah, we need an official app

DennisvdG says:

We need official everything because potential wp buyers will only care about first party apps :P

I don't understand why Rudy doesn't have push notifications in 6snap and 6tag. These apps are perfect just push notifications are missing.

colinkiama says:

Push notifications are there. You just have to activate them in the settings. You will see it as: Enable background Agent.

sirgrant618 says:

Those aren't push, those are pull. Push notifications are sent from the nserver to the phone. Pull notifications checks for notifications every half hour.

sudhisoma says:

But it refreshes once every half an hour right? I mean they're not instant like other chat apps such as whatsapp,viber etc right?

rockstarzzz says:

Instant = push
30 mins = pull = 6snap

Ticomfreak says:

That's not push notifications, those are "pull notifications"

I meant instant notifications which are missing. App send notifications every thirty minutes instead of the time of recieving them.

mognats says:

It now crashes everytime I view a story. I'm on a 920 running 8.1.1

fiknahs_osei says:

Uuuhhmmm can we video call now?? And push notifications?? That 30mins thing ain't working for me

Aashish13 says:

Yes then it will be even better than the iOS version of wats app. I'm ready to pay for that app.

vkelkar says:

I will also pay

In Limbo says:

I do it for free . . . lol.

vkelkar says:

I am fed up of facebook they screwed fb app.. Messenger is also laggy and so what's app... They are way to behind the android version... I hate it... What are the team... Jst release features for IOS and android what abt us... Messenger doesn't have video calling... What's app is broken doesn't have audio upload... Even hike, wechat better in stickers and backgrounds and faster as well

Aashish13 says:

Even android version all phones including their stupid nexsus have scroll lags in all their apps. All android devices are worst while scrolling.

vkelkar says:

And what abt features... While messenger and what's app works better and faster then wp8/8.1 on android

vkelkar says:

Scrolling lag is on entire is..wp is smooth ... Still here we face issue with specific apps

Rick Smits says:

Messenger works fine for me.

AtOmIc031 says:

Rudy Huyn is the man! Great job!

Arazius83 says:

6snap doesn't have push notifications because Rudy can't register the app with snapchat's push server. The shortest interval that a background agent can check the server is 30 mins

elyl says:

Rudy could use Azure as a go-between between the Snapchat server and the Windows push notification server to get it working.  I hear there's another Snapchat client in development which uses this method to enable proper push notifications.

SocalTouch says:

It could be made available for a price as an in app purchase. There are people who will gladly pay for it.

I know i am not a robot. How to get through that validation process?

I don't even care if they get an official app now.

majortom1981 says:

2 HUGE ERRORS. APP breaking.

1. the select the ghosts in the picture message is missing from the validation process .

2. You cant link your phone number in app. IT comes up with an oops sorry about that error message.

3. if you unselect the check mark in the phone number validation it closes the app.

g_davis5 says:

I had that problem too, had to use 1-(area code)-phone-number
1-234-567-8900

Formatting the phone number that way still doesn't work.  I'm wondering if it's a busy service issue.

Rudy's update just hit the store and I can now verify my phone number. Fyi

eCharlesK says:

Can't add my number nl720 user

James8561 says:

Rudy Huyn is the best!

Raesu says:

Why can't we upload videos through 6tag yet :( or download videos from OneDrive! I swear I'm starting to think 8.1 really didn't fix the annoying video issues in WP.

KasakDesign says:

You and me both buddy

nelsonecm says:

Yes It did, just look at the file picker in OneDrive, any app can use that.

abond32 says:

Use AERIZE to save 6tag and oneDrive videos to phone

yeah I don't get the point of chatting when you get notified every 30 minutes.

tbh Rudy turned us down this time.

Ayman Jaddaa says:

It's not his fault.

Blacklac says:

If Rudy is reading, is the beta version dead now or are you going to continue to use it as a testing tool?

Tine222 says:

I need help! I updated 6snap and can't remember my password. How do I go about resetting this? I can't seem to find anything. :(

Jazmac says:

Rudy, a little help with the Dropbox app dude. Its broken and missing features like "delete".

No video chat yet? Should I keep the Beta installed for whenever Rudy puts that in?

dedracer says:

can any one tell me? how to validate for 6snap? m just not getting through those pictures while doing register there :/

The app crashes when you load and view someone's story. Lots of bugs. Probably should have kept it Beta a little longer.

Montpbm says:

Right, same problems here.

dsdmarin says:

Can't see comments on Surface Pro

Elephant2000 says:

Still can't add friends!

 

Montpbm says:

Am I the only one that's having problems with my 6Snap closing out by itself?? It closes after watching a video or seeing a photo.

willied says:

Rudy makes some great apps, but he needs to work on the stability. This app has some major issues currently and TVShow has had some bugs for quite a long time.

Montpbm says:

Yes same here.. Mines always closeout by itself and it lags a lot.

Decided to try it but it suck on "just making sure you not a robot" screen. It just shows a 'Validate' button and if I press it, nothing happens.

cheebhodh says:

Same with me, I cannot sign up. T_T

kc77 says:

App is very buggy after update. It closes out whenever I try to change a setting, view a friend's story, and after opening a snap.

Haven't been able to post anything to my story since the update. I'm looking forward to trying the video chat, though.

Manaaki Todd says:

My password wont work and i don't know how to reset it. PLEASE HELP ME!!

jedijaxpavan says:

I signed up and my friend had the real snapchat but couldn't send anything. I have a problem with the phone number too. And loading issues.

kjordan_29 says:

How do you clear the snap feed? Or delete snap threads with an individual contact so it doesn't show up?

You can't now since this shitty update.

EssThree says:

Rudy has done and amazing job and is to be commended, but we STILL need an official Snapchat app. Every time I ask a friend for their Snapchat handle they're like "Oh, Windows Phone finally has Snapchat, huh?" and while we've had 6snap for months, we still technically DON'T have Snapchat, and it's a perception problem Microsoft CAN'T afford to ignore.

Rudy Huyn's efforts are well appreciated in the Windows Phone community. But the recent 6Snap update, i.e, ver 3.0.0.0 has lots and lots of bugs.

For instance;

1) Crashes too often. While changing either some settings or viewing a snap.

2) The Snap opened icon doesn't come now, it stays stuck on "Snap Delivered" only.

3) Removed the clear feed option so now if you have snapped a person long long time ago it appears in your feed which can't be cleared and is a nuisance. [which actually causes the scrolling lag]

4) Heats up the phone which the earlier version didn't.

 

I don't know whether Rudy actually considers any of the bugs/feedbacks given to him (through the 6snap uservoice or the bug reporting feature) but he needs to work on the stability of his apps.

I had to reboot my phone 6-7 times since the update because after 6snap crashed, it started hanging and the apps started loading very slowly. Only option was to take out the battery and put it back in.

 

Device: Lumia 620

OS: WP 8.1 DP

TheNoise says:

Yeah, RE: your #2 there-- I have noticed this as well. At first thought people weren't seeing my snaps, but then realized the icon must not be updating. It seems to update fine in the full list of recent snaps, but in the 'chat' view with a specific person, it isn't showing that the person has opened any of the snaps.

why on earth cant i get it working...creat account... dont my email and password accepted policy my age as well all good
get to validation with 9 images.....what on earth is this i dont have a clue how it works at all

This app is garbage now. Rudy, please fix it.

Fun tip: If you slide to the left (your snaps list), tap your name to see your snap score.