Snapchat Expands To Video Chat

Venice, California-based social networking wunderkind Snapchat has extended out its application, saying today that it has added a new, video chat ability to its app--part of a move to add "presence" to the company's popular app. According to Snapchat, the move goes to address what it says an "important part" of a conversation which was missing, which was knowing that you had the full attention of the friend you were chatting with. The new feature lets users start a chat by swiping right on a friend's name in the app.