If you’ve ever feel irked by having to hold down the record button in Snapchat then you’ll certainly be happy to find out that a hands-free mode is now being tested by Snap, albeit quietly. The latest version of Snapchat’s beta app enables users to record up to 60 seconds of video without having to hold down the record button for the entire duration of the recording.

Users can take advantage of the Snapchat hands-free mode by pressing the record button and then dragging downward before letting go. This eliminates the need to keep a finger on the record button at all times. The app still breaks up videos in ten-second clips.

As previously mentioned, this feature is being tested out quietly by Snap as the app’s changelog for beta users doesn’t mention it. However, it shows a prompt when the user records a video using the beta app.

This is obviously going to give users more freedom when they’re capturing videos to share on Snapchat. Many users have been requesting the company to add this feature and it might finally follow through for them. However, Snap is yet to confirm when it’s going to roll out this feature to all users. When it does roll it out many of its users will certainly be happy about it.

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