The Stories expiration controls are the most notable of the new features. With the update, Snapchat+ subscribers will now be able to set Snaps on their Story to expire for either 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 2 days, 3 days or 1 week. This could help users better control how long they want certain content to be visible, which could also be useful for public figures and creators on the service.

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The new custom camera color borders are a smaller perk, as they let subscribers choose an accent color to surround the camera when taking a photo. They’ll be able to choose from colors like Snapchat Yellow, Lime Green, Aqua Blue, Crayon Blue, Vivid Purple, Shocking Pink, Candy Red and Fire Orange, the company says.

The customizable notification sounds, meanwhile, will be most useful to regular Snapchat users. These give Snapchatters the ability to designate different sounds for different friends so they can tell who Snapped them. Six new sounds have been added, including Alien Amulet, Bottle Pop, Fairy Glass, Log Goblin, Melody Beach and Mini Drop. Aside from the creative names, the sounds are convenient for users — especially for when you want to ignore Snapchat notifications from your ex by using the “Log Goblin” sound.

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The company also told TechCrunch that, starting in December, Snapchat users would be able to gift their friends a Snapchat+ subscription within the app.

Snapchat expands its paid subscription with Story expiration controls, custom sounds, and more by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch