Snapchat Adds Voice, Video Calling to Mobile Messaging App

  • Move steps up competition with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp
  • Stickers point to personal avatars feature through Bitmoji

Snapchat Inc. logos are displayed on a laptop computer in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Snapchat Inc. is raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Snapchat Inc., operator of a popular social-messaging app, released an update that steps up competition with Facebook Inc., owner of rival mobile communication services Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

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