Snapchat has been one of the most popular messaging app for a long time. Unlike other messaging app, this one provides a convenient and fun way to send photos and videos without eating up your phone’s memory.
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to use Snapchat.
1. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL
Download and install the app from the App Store or Google Play. If you already have the app installed on your phone, make sure it’s updated.
2. SIGN UP OR LOGIN
Once it’s installed, open the app. You’ll have the option to login with an existing account or create a new one.
3. USING THE APP
The Camera Screen is the main screen on Snapchat. Tap the white circle to take a picture and tap or hold it to take video that can be up to 10 seconds. You can see 3 different controls at the top right of the camera screen. Starting from the right, your options are night mode, toggle flash and switch between front and rear-facing camera.
Tapping anywhere on the screen brings up the filter menu. If you are using the front-facing camera, you can apply fun live filters by tapping on your face. Once you have your picture/video, you’ll have another set of options.
These options allow you to modify your picture by adding texts, drawings or adding stickers. At the bottom left, there is a download arrow if you wish to save the images. Lastly, there’s a blue arrow which takes you to your list of friends to choose who to send the image to.
Note: Snaps sent to specific persons will disappear once viewed by the recipient.
The Stories Screen can be accessed by swiping to the right where you will be able to find various stories from your friends, as well as, some branded content.
Swipe left to get to the messages screen where you go to view new snaps. The icon next to your contact’s name will tell you what kind of message it is. Red means picture, purple means video, and blue means text.
NOTE: If you don’t want your conversations in Snapchat to disappear, just tap and hold on a chat bubble and save it for later. To open the saved conversations, scroll up and you can view it.
Swipe up to go to your profile. Here, you can add friends, accept or deny requests and browse your friend’s list.
Save all your snaps to Memories. The Memories Screen can be found by swiping down from the Snapchat camera.
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