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21 July 2017: We've rounded up all the biggest mobile tech stories of the week...
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Snapchat MultiSnap lets you record even more

Snapchat will now let you record even more videos at once with its new Multi-Snap tool, Engadget reports. Currently you can press and hold the capture button to record a 10-second video Story. Now, if you continue holding the button, you can record up to six more Stories, one after another. It’s a faster way to show your friends what you’re up to.

In addition, a new tint brush tool lets you add colour to your photo. Just trace around the area of the Snap you want to edit, and select a colour you want to add. Multi-Snap is only available for iOS devices for now, while Android phone-owners will have to wait a little longer for the update.

Apple shows off new emoji coming later this year

The next big iOS update coming later this year will feature a collection of brand new emojis to let you express yourself more diversely. Apple has been showing the range off on its website, giving us an idea of what they might look when they finally arrive.

The range includes: Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Zombie, Sandwich, and others such as genies, smileys, and new animals. Head over to Apple for a first look at how they’re shaping up.

New Oyster top-up app makes it easier to pay and go

If you’re a Londoner, it’ll soon be easier top up your Oyster card when a new TfL smartphone app for iOS and Android launches next month. The app will let you add funds to your Oyster card, and collect them at any station within 30 minutes by tapping in at any train, tube or tram, bus station or terminal.

You’ll no longer have to nominate a specific location to do so. The app will also let you check your remaining credit, and set alerts to let you know when your balance is low. Look out for the app next month.

Tinder update simplifies your soulmate search

Tinder has updated its dating app with new tweaks to make it easier to browse potential partners. Firstly, larger photos now make it easier to present yourself, or get a better look at who you might soon be meeting with.

The second big change is the ability to view someone’s photos without having to fully dive into their profile. Tapping the left or right side of their photo lets you see the next picture in their gallery. If you’re still interested in them, just tap on the bottom of their profile card to know more. The update should make swiping and matching a more intuitive experience. Update your app now to see the changes.

Add Disney GIFs to your Apple Clips videos

If the Snapchat Hot Dog has taught us anything, it’s that the world loves adding animated cartoons to their videos. Now, Apple has released a new update to its Clips video editing app that lets you add animated Disney and Pixar stickers to your short films before uploading to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You’ll be able to add characters from Toy Story, Inside Out, and choose from dozens of new customisable texts, banners, and overlays. The update is available now from the App Store.

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