Snapchat is a hot social media application that has been climbing the charts in popularity. After having a Snapchat account for almost a year now I can tell you that comprehension of how to use this rapidly growing piece of media will be to your advantage, and will provide you with an abundant amount of entertainment. The app will also provide you with the necessary ways to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues in a way that you never would have once thought existed.
To begin, the first step to understanding how to use the Snapchat application is by making an account. Since Snapchat is an exclusively for mobile applications you cannot go on your computers internet browser to make an account. Depending on what kind of phone you have, you will have to go to the Apple or Android app store and download the application. After downloading the application you should open the app and the registration should pop up. Make your account with a username that you will like and your friends will be able to recognize you by. This is very important because to add people on Snapchat you have to send them a request and they will have to accept it, quite similar to other pieces of social media, such as Facebook or Twitter. If they do not recognize that it is you adding them, because you have chosen some obscure name or one that is not relatable or can’t be connected to you, they may reject the request, thus inhibiting you from using the application to its maximum potential.
The last step to understanding how to use Snapchat is to send out snaps. Snapchat is a picture messenger based applications, so that means the only way you can communicate with someone is by sending them a snap, which is a picture of yourself with text that has the option to be added. Once you take the picture of yourself the option for text or drawings comes up. You can either decline or accept, and add those texts and drawings to make your snap more appealing. After this you then choose how long you want the snap to show for, and a range of seconds, starting from one all the way to ten are listed. Once you finish this you go to the final stage which is choosing who you want to send the picture too. This step is very important because if you are sending a picture that may embarrass you down the line, you may want to send it to a trustworthy friend, who you know will not save the picture.
In conclusion, Snapchat is a great and fun piece of social media. It is also an amazing while unorthodox way to communicate with friends and family, but nonetheless provides it in an appealing and easy manner. Reading this article and understanding how to use Snapchat will provide you the benefit of having easier access while using the app, thus using the app to its maximum potential.