Snapchat experiments with event function

In order to remain attractive to users, Snapchat is working on integrating event support into its service in an apparent attempt to compete with similar functionality offered by Facebook.

The unannounced feature was seen in the Snapchat code by Jane Manchun Wong, an application researcher with a solid track record in discovering new social networking functions before they are officially announced.

However, it is unclear exactly how the new Snapchat event feature would work, if it was ever launched, but a screenshot published by Wong shows how its interface looks.

It seems that when you create an event, you can assign it a time and a place. When passing over an invitation, recipients can join a group chat for the event. However, it is not known whether the function can be used to make public events or whether it will only be compatible with private events.

 

The function also allows you to assign events to specific locations, so it seems plausible that they are integrated with the Snapchat Snap map. Last year, Snap Map was updated to show you what your friends do according to your location.

The events are a staple of Facebook, the competitor of Snapchat, and while it may seem unfair that Snapchat is copying such an important feature, Facebook and Instagram have done the same with Snapchat on multiple occasions, such as stories or Filters.