It looks like Snapchat are finally introducing tagging in stories
Don't @ me...
It's usually the other way around, but Snapchat are borrowing an idea from Instagram this time as they test out the option of tagging other users in stories.
The new feature was first spotted by Matt Rappaport, and is pretty straight forward: put the username in the text field on your image or video caption in Stories,
Users watching the story will be able to tap on it to bring up a new menu linking to the user info, and hence add them as a friend.
The feature is being tested out on Snapchat but hasn't been rolled out for all users yet.
You can finally TAG people and instantly add them on @Snapchat FOR THE WIN!!!!
cc: @MattNavarra @Shonduras @cyreneq @salliasnap @AndyMBurgess @chrismonachino @MEGra18 @kerrymflynn @samsheffer @MosheIsaacian @JoshConstine @Kantrowitz @CaseyNewton pic.twitter.com/p6Z0XJthfd
— Matt Rappaport (@nyactor) March 8, 2018
Earlier this week the app added a “Do not disturb” option that users can turn on for their friends on the app.
It's similar to the feature available on iPhones to mute notifications from everyone, although the function on Snapchat is a little bit more complicated to turn on.
In your friends list, choose a friend and hold down on their name and it should bring you up a list of options where you can choose to block them.