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Snapchat’s new update promises ‘no more tired thumbs’, finally…

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Ailing digits? Thumbs ready to throw in the towel? You’re feeling the hurt of a Snapchat addiction, but you don’t need to suffer any longer.

That’s because Snapchat has made what it calls a “pretty big change” to the way you view images on its messenger app.

From now on, you won’t need to press-and-hold to view images and videos anymore.

Instead, you can view content with just a single tap, a move that’s designed to save “tired thumbs” across the world.

Today marks a pretty big change for Snapchat – you no longer have to press and hold the screen to view a Snap or Story – instead, simply Tap to View,” explains the Snapchat team.

It continues: “This means no more tired thumbs while watching a several-hundred-second Story...and a little getting used to for anyone who has been Snapchatting for a while.”

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The company is also making a number of other changes in its latest app update, including the introduction of two-factor authentication.

This means that you’ll now have to progress through two security checks to access your Snaps if you wish – that involves your password, and then an SMS log-in verification too.

“Once you enable it, bad guys will have a much harder time if they try to hack into your account,” the company explains.

Snapchat now also lets you add a photo into the middle of your Snapcode – that’s the scannable code that you can send to friends to follow you in the app.

What’s all this Snapchat lark, we hear you ask? Well you’ll need a smartphone to find out, so go check out our handset group test video to see which flagship is the one for you:

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