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Snapchat’s iOS app now lets you add moving emoji inside videos

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Snapchat released an update to its iOS app today that lets you overlay emojis on top of video snaps. So if you'd like to place, say, a "Face With Tears of Joy" or "Ghost" emoji on top of your video, just record the clip and tap the emoji button at the top of the screen, located next to the text option. From there, you can find the select emoji, drag it around the screen, and resize it with the pinch-to-zoom gesture. You can choose static ones or emojis will subtle animations that can interact with onscreen objects. The update first arrived for Android users last week.

Not a groundbreaking Snapchat change, of course, but these subtle iterations and additions are want make the app so addicting and fun to use. Think of it as similar to lenses, the Snapchat feature that lets alter you and friends' faces with zany animations. The more ways you can edit and modify snaps, the more users will keep coming back to Snapchat to try new things.