Say, I have been using Spacemacs for a while now, and was looking at Spacevim a bit. One nice feature of Spacevim is that it's autocompletion feature includes both the words for completion as well as snippets. So if I am in latex mode, the completion dropdown will display both potential completion text as well as snippet text.

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I was wondering if there is a feature like this in Spacemacs or emacs? I know that Spacemacs seems to use company.el for completion, but was not sure if I could switch to a different completion package and if that would solve the problem? Would something from helm be able to provide this?

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The answer is in the spacemacs docs for the auto-completion layer:

(setq auto-completion-enable-snippets-in-popup t)

You can read those docs inline with SPC h l auto-completion RET (and you can jump to that node using SPC s j show snippets RET).

The text in those docs is suggesting that rather than putting that setq above in your dotspacemacs/user-config, you can have something like this in the dotspacemacs-configuration-layers section of your .spacemacs file (SPC f e d to view it), which I guess is more spacemacs-y:

   auto-completion-enable-snippets-in-popup t)
  ;; better-defaults

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