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Snapchat video for Android exits beta, now available in Play Store

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Snapchat for Android
Snapchat for Android

Snapchat has moved its Android app video capture and sharing feature out of beta and into full release in the Google Play Store. The video feature is available as an update for the regular Snapchat app, which works for Android versions 2.2 and up. The move comes after Snapchat first started letting some Android users test out the ability to send self-destructing timed videos last week, but almost three months after the same feature came to the iOS app. In a blog post, Snapchat explains that it had some trouble when porting video over to Android:

The Android phones that many of us use were never designed with Snapchat in mind, and that can be tough when developing a hardware-based application. The video feeds and playback behavior can differ greatly - often with no guarantees or warnings.

Snapchat is also asking users to help it improve Android video performance by emailing the company with bug reports. You can grab the updated version of Snapchat for Android from the Play Store now.