Get Familiar with Snapchat and its Features

Snapchat is a social platform that gives users access to the entire world. Snapchat, developed by Snapchat Inc., is a multimedia messaging application. It can be used by Android and iOS users – all you have to do is download the required software . The main feature of this application is that snaps and messages are available for only a short time, i.e., can they soon disappear.

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Here are a few features of Snapchat:

  • Easy log in/ sign up

Snapchat is easy to log into using a username and password. If you are a new user, you can easily sign up by filling in details such as your name, email id, phone number, and password. The social media platform gives everyone a unique Snapchat username. People can also find other users by searching with usernames. In order to view someone’s Snapchat, you need to add them to your account.

  • Click and send snaps

The first screen that appears on Snapchat is a camera, where users can click pictures and shoot videos. There are cool lenses available too. You can add filters to your photos or videos immediately after capturing them. It is also possible to add texts or captions and even doodles.

If you want to, you can add links to your videos or still images. There are a lot of options available for spicing up your snaps. After taking a picture, there are two options, rather than posting it as a story:

– You can send it to all your friends.
– You can send it to just one, two, or a few select individuals.

Users, if they want to, can place a time limit on their images and videos.

  • Different settings

The default privacy setting on Snapchat is that only friends in your contact list can view your story or approach you directly. However, if you want, you can select who can contact you directly with chats, calls, snaps, etc.

You can also choose to receive notifications from either all your friends or just a few. The same applies to who can see your location and use your Cameo selfie.

  • Maintain streaks

Users can maintain streaks with friends by sending a snap or video daily to that person. If you want to maintain that streak, you need to do this on a daily basis.

  • Swipe left or right

If you swipe left, you can see your friends’ chats, while a right swipe takes you to their stories – it also has an Explore Section. Here, there are snaps of some famous people or individuals you have subscribed to. The Explore Section not only includes snaps from people but also posts from pages as well such as quotes, memes, fashion influencers, food channels, life hacks, and many more.

  • Create your Bitmoji

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With Bitstrips and Bitmoji, which belong to Snapchat, users can create their own avatars. In Settings, there is a Bitmoji option which redirects you directly to an application. You can choose your avatar and clothes there. The Bitmoji can be used in chats as well through stickers. These stickers can make chats much more interesting.

  • Memories

You can save snaps and videos on Snapchat. It has a separate gallery of its own. There is a flashback option as well that automatically appears on the top when you open memories. Settings has the option to turn off that service.

Snapchat is an amazing application. Hopefully, after reading this article, you now have a better idea about some of its features. Have fun and good luck!

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