Snapchat might be going through a lot of problems right now, however, I admire the company a lot more than the likes of Facebook and Instagram. In my opinion, Snapchat is one of the most if not the most innovative social media company. The app which started as a simple way to share photos with your friends has evolved a lot over the past few years. In fact, most of the recent features that we see on other social media platforms were first released on Snapchat and then copied by others.

Snapchat releases new features so frequently that sometimes its hard to keep track of all the features that the company has released over the years. Since there is no single place to find those updates and new features we have created this article to solve that problem. In this article, we are going to list all the updates and changes that Snapchat introduced so you don’t have to scour the web.

Note: If you see the same changelog for multiple versions, it means that the new versions brought bug fixes and improvements to improve the implementation of the said features. It also means no new features were released during those updates.

Snapchat Updates

All the changelogs that you see here are meant for the Android platform. The same features might have been released on iOS and other mobile and desktop operating systems with different build numbers.

Snapchat Update February 22, 2019

  • Build Number: 10.51.1.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update February 12, 2019

  • Build Number: 10.50.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update February 04, 2019

  • Build Number: 10.50.0.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update January 24, 2019

  • Build Number: 10.49.0.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update January 14, 2019

  • Build Number: 10.48.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update January 10, 2019

  • Build Number: 10.48.1.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update December 20, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.47.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • While typing a caption, tap the new button to change its alignment.
      Fresh caption styles. Check back often for new ones!

Snapchat Update December 13, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.47.2.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • While typing a caption, tap the new button to change its alignment.
      Fresh caption styles. Check back often for new ones!

Snapchat Update December 6, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.46.1.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update November 26, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.45.7.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update November 19, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.45.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update November 16, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.45.2.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update November 15, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.45.1.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update November 12, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.45.0.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update November 6, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.44.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Introducing Snap Originals — exclusive shows from the some of the world’s greatest storytellers, with interactive experiences you can step into and share. See what’s new on the Discover screen, or snaporiginals.snapchat.com.
    • Cat Lenses are available meow. Just tap the camera to activate Lenses, then swipe left in the carousel to find them.

Snapchat Update November 2, 2018

  • Build Number 10.44.0.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Introducing Snap Originals — exclusive shows from the some of the world’s greatest storytellers, with interactive experiences you can step into and share. See what’s new on the Discover screen, or snaporiginals.snapchat.com.
    • Cat Lenses are available meow. Just tap the camera to activate Lenses, then swipe leftin the carousel to find them.

Snapchat Update October 22, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.43.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Press and hold on a show in Discover to see its description, choose an episode and more!

Snapchat Update October 16, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.43.0.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Press and hold on a show in Discover to see its description, choose an episode and more!

Snapchat Update October 8, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.42.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Start a rock band with friends, fight aliens and more – new Snappables are added every week! Tap your face to activate Lenses, then select a Snappable on the left side of the camera button.

Snapchat Update October 1, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.42.0.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Start a rock band with friends, fight aliens and more – new Snappables are added every week! Tap your face to activate Lenses, then select a Snappable on the left side of the camera button.

Snapchat Update September 24, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.41.6.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Introducing Lens Explorer! Tap the new smiley icon below the Lens carousel to try thousands of Lenses created by the Snapchat community. New ones appear every day!

Snapchat Update September 20, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.41.5.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Bug fixes and improvements.

Snapchat Update September 17, 2018

  • Build Number: 10.40.6.0
  • Minimum OS Requirement: Varies with device
  • Change Log:
    • Did you know? Group video chat supports up to 15 friends (plus you!). Just tap the 🎥 from any group chat

How to Join Snapchat Beta

As you can see, Snpachat releases updates on a fairly regular basis. Granted that most of these updates are bug fixes, it’s always good to receive the updates sooner than later. That said, if you cannot wait to get your hands on the new features, one way to do it is by joining Snapchat’s beta program.

snapchat beta 1However, before you join Snapchat’s beta program. You should know that every beta program suffers from some bugs. If you do decide to join the beta program, it’s pretty easy. Just launch the app on your Android device then go to Settings. Here, tap on the “Snapchat Beta” option which is hosted under the “Advanced” sub-menu. Finally, tap on the “Count me in” button to enrol in the beta program. After you join the beta, you can opt out anytime be repeating the same process. You will see an “Opt out” button instead of the join button as shown in the picture below.

snapchat beta 2

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Check Out Snapchat Updates and the Features They Brought

As you can see, Snapchat releases a ton of updates every month. While most of these updates are bug fixes, it goes to show that the company believes in continually improving the experience. We will update this article, as more and more updates are released in the future so do come back to find any new features that you don’t want to miss.