Snapchat is one of the most popular apps on the market today. There’s something so magical about sending your friends and family pictures that only exist for up to 10 seconds at a time. As the app has evolved, there is a fun social component to the app in the form of Stories, so you can now follow all of your friends and favorite celebrities as they upload snippets of their day straight to Snapchat.
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If you use Snapchat often, you may have noticed that it’s started draining your data pretty badly. Have no fear, though, because the Snapchat developers heard our cries and released an update that helps solve this data issue.
Earlier this month, Snapchat updated the app and added new features. One of the best new features is something called Travel Mode. When you enable Travel Mode on the app, it will prevent the app from automatically loading things like the popular Stories when you are using a cellular connection instead of WiFi. You can still view your Stories while using your data, but the app won’t just automatically load them in the background.
The only problem with this upgrade is that the setting is kind of hidden in the settings screen of the app. To find it, click the settings wheel at the top of your Snapchat screen. Then click on ‘Manage’ under ‘Additional Services’. On this page you will find ‘Travel Mode; and you can activate it by clicking the box next to it. You know it is activated when the box is filled in and has a small check mark in it.
This allows you to be more conservative when you are using the app while not connected to WiFi. This will also help with battery conservation because if you use the app a lot, you will notice that it can quickly eat up your battery. This is the safer way to use the app while traveling, the reason why the developers have called it Travel Mode.