With an all-new spooky-themed map, Snapchat is celebrating Halloween. They’re covered with pumpkins. So what are they talking about? Are the pumpkins doing anything?
It’s October 31. The wait is over and it’s Halloween at last. To mark the holiday, social media will be full of amazing outfits, memes and quotes. Of course, no one is going to allow Covid-19 spoil their day.
If you’re on Snapchat, then you’ve already found that there’s a special Halloween inspired map in the app, and it’s covered with pumpkins, candy corn, and candy bags containing Bitmoji. So what does it all mean?
A completely new Halloween snap-map has been launched by Snapchat that is distinct to the ordinary one. The edition of Halloween has a purple backdrop coated with little orange pumpkins, and what they signify is unclear for users.
Unfortunately, as the pumpkins don’t mean anything, the solution is just not that interesting at all. They may appear to be strategically positioned to mark those areas. But for decoration, they’re just there.
Snapchat places virtual eggs around the map at Easter, which is presumably why many people feel the pumpkins are the same, symbolizing a game or prize for Halloween. This isn’t the case, though.
How to get a package of sweets for your Bitmoji
Another update has also been introduced to the Halloween chart by Snapchat, enabling Bitmoji to carry candy bags as though they were trick or treating, so how do you get them?
The orange bags are assigned to Snapchat users at random and you can’t pick if you get one. If you turn your Bitmoji outfit into a Halloween suit, however, you’re almost probably going to get a bag of sweets.
You might also have noted that some bags, although others look bare, are full of sweets. All you have to do is use Snapchat in different places to fill your bag of treats, transfer your Bitmoji as if they were trick or treating.
Does Snapchat even have plans of featuring dark mode?
The reaction to the spooky map update tends to be quite off. Some users tweet in praise of it, stating that they appreciate it anytime Snapchat has a festive look. Others are sort of angry about it, finding out that they would like Snapchat to concentrate on genuinely beneficial notifications, such as an approved dark mode.
Snapchat has been holding off on adding a dark mode for the platform for some reason, even though nearly every other social networking app rolled out its own months earlier (or even longer, in some instances). For quite a while now, Snap users have been begging the software makers for a dark mode, but so far, no dice. For now, if they search the software first thing in the morning, they would only have to continue squinting a little.
That being said, the new Snapchat chart for Halloween is undoubtedly darker than the standard map. Maybe Snapchat should suggest the year-round usage of the Halloween map! There’s no one going to get sick of the tiny pumpkins, right?