After being in beta for a while and going through a hurdle or two to get BlackBerry World approval, Snap2Chat was finally made available to the public in April 2014. The third party SnapChat app had been wanted by many and while the Android port was suffice enough for some, you can't beat the a BlackBerry 10 native app. Joining the likes of iGrann and Whine, Snap2Chat is a welcome addition to BlackBerry 10.
In CrackBerry fashion we bring you a review of Snap2Chat, comparing it to the Android port. There are many similarities but the full version of Snap2Chat which was the version that many tested out during its beta period has some extras that are not found in the official SnapChat app.
Exclusive features of Snap2Chat
- Snap2Chat presents a whole new way to communicate with other Snap2Chat users
- The Shoutbox! 'Shout' in the Shoutbox and other Snap2Chat users will be able to like and comment on your 'shouts'! Also add friends from the Shoutbox!
- Customize your app! Select any color for the title bar and choose between a light and dark theme for the whole app.
- Customize your snap! Use BlackBerry® 10's built in photo editor to edit your snaps. Also choose from a variety of font types of sizes.
- Unlimited text in captions! Snap2Chat offers the flexibility to write captions longer than one line.
- Edit your profile
- View stories individually
- See your feed in the active frame
- Invite friends via SMS, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks - Set a refresh interval
- Take a screenshot without the sender finding out!
These are all things you will find in the full Snap2Chat app. In Snap2Chat Lite, there are some features that you won't get, like being able to use the BlackBerry 10 photo editor or receive notifications but you'll still be able to get all the regular features you would with the official SnapChat app. Note, that when I say "Official" I mean the Android port, which isn't available via BlackBerry World.
Check out the video above to see Snap2Chat in action. If you haven't downloaded it yet, check it out today. The full version of Snap2Chat is still currently on sale for $0.99. The full price is $1.99 and it's available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.