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Free version of Swapchat hits the Windows Phone Store shelves

SwapChat

SwapChat is an unofficial Snapchat client for our Windows Phone. There's already a paid version of SwapChat and now we can add a free version to the mix.

The free version is ad-supported and has most of the features the paid version has. You can take pictures, add captions, set a viewing time and send it to your friends. You also can view your friend's photos and see when they open your messages.

If you're not familiar with Snapchat it is a service that enables users on multiple platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) to share photos in a rather addictive way. It essentially enables one to set how long images that are sent to other mobile phones will be available and displayed.  Photos are only viewable for a set amount of time.

The free version will get updates but only after the paid version. SwapChat free is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. You can find SwapChat Free here in the Windows Phone Store.

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donteatchalk says:

hate how literally half of WPcentral posts are about instagram/snapchat/vine clones

surfacenerd says:

Windows Phone News is ... Windows Phone News. Like it or not.

Rem97 says:

Ikr, I'm personally not interested in any of them. But i guess some people are and WPCentral tries to cater for everyone.

birmarco says:

I don't even know what it is snapchat! ahahah

 

PS. Can someone explain me what is it? Seriously... :D

NaterBater says:

Its a place where you can snap a picture of your cock in exchange for a set of juggs. Pics delete after like 6 seconds.

walter1832 says:

Interesting....and where can I find these "juggs"?

birmarco says:

Sorry, but I and Google Translate don't know what "juggs" exactly means :D

cruisezero says:

Oh quit whining. Isn't this windows phone news too?

enzom09 says:

Haha sorry, I actually notified them earlier today about it (Dan Rubino)

Peter Juras says:

I think it really depends. I am sick of hardware news, seriously I bought a Lumia 920 and see no reason to upgrade before the end of 2014 maybe ...

So these app news are what I love and exactly what I come here for =) (Too bad I already bought it last week ^^)

nfsleo07 says:

Everythng related to windows phone is news and thats why I like wpcentral!

pmich says:

I'm going to test this out!  Snap a few pics and see how much trouble i can get into!  Who wants a free show?

swizzlerz says:

So do a screen shot to save the image ....

jubbing says:

You don't know how this works do you

i definitely don't get it. please explain.

Mocah says:

Stop the presses. He broke the system. Shut it all down.

Verkunder says:

Downloading to give this a whirl. Don't see the use in it besides sexting but I'll find out soon enough, I guess.

Mocah says:

Funny faces! Snipes of that angry man across from you at the DMV! Totes hilar captions! Angry faces with 1 sec time limit! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITED!! :'D

twelvetudors says:

So what's the difference between this and the trial version of swapchat?

Ticomfreak says:

Trial only allows you to send 10 snaps, I believe.

enzom09 says:

You can send unlimited, but you can only view 10. This free version is add supported, but gives you no limits.

eduardopl says:

I don't have any friends that use snapchat *forever alone*

Capsloc says:

The paid one seems to be having issues sending. 

walter1832 says:

I'll wait for the swapspit clone to come out.

kramer2018 says:

Looking at pics works great, but my camera all green anyone else having this problem? On Lumia 920

so, how is that addictive

mikeeemm says:

Im alone on snapchat send me something: MchiverM too bad I can't save funny pics my friend says he's been getting pics of people falling and he can screencap it

Banstyle says:

What stops someone from taking a screenshot ?

Mocah says:

Nothing. In iOS (the dark realm), people get notified in Snapchat when someone screenshots. But here in Swapchat, I believe, the notification doesn't work. So you can screenshot to your Skydrive's limit without them knowing.

enzom09 says:

You can't screen shot, at least i havent been able to, because you have to keep holding the screen down, making it do nothing when you hit the lock button and windows button.

Tucker Jones says:

left pointer finger hold down the photo. left thumb clicks the windows key at the same time the pointer finger of the right hand hits the lock button... Don't ask how i know this...

Chemilinski says:

Ha, damnit I bought it as soon as I read the article here saying it's on the store! :P
Since the last update it's a lot less buggy. But still plenty of improvements can be made.

vtgts300kw says:

How do you add people? 

Mocah says:

In camera view, tap the settings icon > swipe to "friends" > type their username into the bar.

Dodge99X says:

I have the paid version of swapchat and it drains the crap out of my battery

Tucker Jones says:

How often do you use it?

mikeeemm says:

For those that want to take a screen cap this is what I noticed on mine, im on 7.8 and free version when im holding down to view image if I slide my finger down and let go the image stays up without touching the screen

Michael Roy1 says:

THIS! THIS IS PERFECT! a previous user say he could do it the normal way you take a screen cap, but it doesnt work for me, THIS does.  THANK YOU

Joseph Farah says:

There's a nice bug that currently allows you to view photos more than once.
Download the image, then when ready, tap to view it, before the timer runs out, just lock the screen. It will cancel out the sync request, resetting the timer/opening the image, letting you view again, and again and again....