Snapchat's new eraser lets you photoshop stuff out of photos

The logo of messaging app Snapchat is seen at a booth at Tech Fair LA a technology job fair in Los Angeles

It's likely that a Magic Eraser functionality could soon arrive for video Snaps as well, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The fall in Snapchat's DAU growth has closely correlated with the launch of "Snapchatty" features on Instagram, the photo sharing platform owned by Facebook.

Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that's popular with millennials, is today unveiling four new creative tools as it looks to broaden its appeal with both existing and new users. Instead, it was the app you used to send short-lived photos to your friends and, as alleged by horrified mothers everywhere, to sext.

While we have always blamed Instagram for being a copy Snapchat, the time has finally arrived when the latter copies some features of the former in order to remain ahead of its rival.

While Facebook's product is not an absolute corollary-people use Instagram and Snapchat for different reasons-many argued that it was telling for Snap's future that the world's largest social network could spin up a competing service and have it garner so many users so easily. This pairs nicely with the new option to remove a time limit from your Snap, so friends can view it as long as they'd like before moving on.

On the editing side, the update brings a new organization of the creative tools, along with a new Magic Eraser tool that is nested under the Scissor tool.

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Snapping is also introducing looping videos - that is the video version of a limitless snap. As we have repeatedly noted in our earlier Snap stock coverage, Snapchat's daily active user growth has been falling off the cliff.

From here, it is possible to tap on an object to insert it into the camera view. Videos on Snapchat are emulating this by looping repeatedly until a story is moved on or closed. To change whether your video will play as a loop or just once, select the clock icon and you'll see the options appear to the left.

Emoji Drawing - The new brush tool allows you to draw with emojis like stars, hearts and fire.

With today's new updates come several awesome features. It's a big change from regular snaps, which are meant to be ephemeral.

When Snapchat launched in 2011, Snap Stories - content that lives on the app for 24 hours before vanishing - were but yet a twinkle in Evan Spiegel's secretly Spectacles-adorned eyes.

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