It's so trendy today to share your life in photos or videos. I'm not an exception. Whenever I'm in a black mood or I have a great party with friends, I always have fun with Snapchat and interact with friends: I just launch the app, take photos, add cool special effects and share everyday moments with my mates. I have great photos even without makeup. It's a truly innovative app, I'll show you.
What is Snapchat?
It is both a social network and messaging app for Android and iOS, also you сan try it online, on the web. Snapchat is completely free of charge but it shows ads.
To download Snapchat from the official website, insert your phone number and get a personal link. It's easy to install the app and register your account: add your name and surname, date of birth, email, password and mobile phone number. Voila, you're logged in.
Snapchat opens right to the camera and lets you take photos and record short videos up to 10 seconds, called snaps. Then you add real-time lens, filters and emojis, change your voice, swap faces, insert a face from your Gallery onto your face, etc. Alternatively, draw or write text in your photos. And then send them to your friends.
Among new features, there're options to send text messages and make video calls. Also, compile snaps and publish them as stories for 24 hours. Access the built-in photo and video editors, games, news, quizzes, etc.
How is Snapchat different from other social media?
Its Chat option resembles the one of WhatsApp. The most unique feature of Snapchat is that all photos and videos disappear as soon as the recipient views them. So no need to worry about how you look in the picture or how many likes your photo will get.
How does Snapchat work?
At first, tap the Capture button and take a snap. Apply truly unique filters and preview the output in real time. Use the Chat function to see all contacts, choose a friend and send him or her your funny snap. View new stories by your friends and other publications in the Discover section.
How to add friends?
Upload your contacts or look for people you know. Alternatively, find a mate by capturing their Snapcode, a QR code unique to each user.
Is Snapchat safe for kids?
It says that the app is suitable for kids 12+. However, keep in mind that Snap Map displays your kid and their friends' location on the map, Snapstreaks is a great time killer as it allows exchanging snaps for a long time and there's some age-inappropriate content in Discover.
To sum up
I adore Snapchat, it's so trendy and innovative. It's always fun to take silly photos and exchange them with your beloved. However, it's a great time killer, I can't keep my hands off this app instead of doing something useful. So my battery drains quickly.