This guide to Snapchat standard features comes as Snapchat becomes the emerging social platform that more and more people are using to get connect and engage with friends.
That’s why we are here to help you to understand features of Snapchat and ways to use/get around them.
– – ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SNAPCHAT – –
- How to login on Snapchat
- How to take a Snap on Snapchat
- How to add Friends on Snapchat
- How to take screenshot on Snapchat
- How to change your Snapchat Username
- How to get and use Snapchat Filters
- How to Block and Unblock Someone on Snapchat
- How to Replay a Snap
- How to Zoom in on Snapchat
- Snapchat Emoji Guide
- How to Delete a Snapchat Story/Message
- How to Delete a Snapchat Account
- How to Save your Snaps
SNAPCHAT ! WHATS’s THE FUSS ?
WHY SHOULD I USE SNAPCHAT ?
Snapchat is the new fun way of messaging and sharing your pictures. Now share your emotion through a “snap”, don’t just take selfie make your own short memories with Snapchat. You can basically communicate with each other through explicitly short lived images- the image we share remain for 24 hours only. You can say; it works on the motto ‘make new memories everyday’.
“Its is private in nature, secured in feature and instant in behavior. This is what makes it an amazing platform to spend your virtual social time -on.”
WHAT IS SO GOOD ABOUT SNAPCHAT?
Simple is boring that’s why Snapchat offers the various feature to make your “snap” experience fun. From its various features the most promising feature are :-
IT’S A ONETIME THING :
There are so many apps that enable you to share your pictures . But what about the times when you want to share something but don’t want the others to have a permanent record of your memory.
The uniqueness of Snapchat comes from its feature –as soon as you see a snap it automatically disappears This increases the curiosity of users because they know if they don’t check the update they might miss on some moments.
Also, it is very helpful in terms of privacy, sending a private or confidential message is easier through Snapchat because we know it can be seen once only, therefore, cannot be circulated.
Snapchat comes with various filters which help you to edit your image and make it look better and more fun. Through your imagination, you can make some very cool images using these filters.
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Use SMART FILTER to get a better quality of an image. With Smart Filters enabled, when you take a picture with Snapchat, you can add features like time, temperature, or speed just by swiping left or right in your picture.
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Tap the pencil on the top right of your screen, now draw anything you wish to make on your photo or video. With color, spectrum makes it more lively and beautiful to watch.
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It is often said that every friend is special and different – Now Snapchat has given a literal meaning to the saying.
Through these emojis, you can see your social friendship level with your different friends. Snapchat friends emoji can be seen just by you.
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This new feature of Snapchat allows you to send cash to your friends.
Through this you allows you to send money using Square Cash (called Snapcash). Snapcash is a fast, free, and fun way to send money to your friends. The money will be safely deposited in the linked bank account. You can access this feature by just a tap on SETTING < select SNAPCASH.
Type in INR and a rupee amount (e.g.Rs. 100), and the green Snapcash button will appear. Tap ‘Send’ to transfer the amount to your friend. This money will be sent to your friend from the debit card you provided at Snapcash sign up.
This whole procedure can be made safer by just turning ON the security code option so that you will be required to enter a three-digit code on the back of your debit card before completing the procedure.
To use this feature it is essential you confirm your age is 18 or above.
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HOW TO USE SNAPCHAT ?
We can go through the snaps in chronological order, thus it becomes easy to know what happened recently. It helps you in keeping an update of what’s going around in your social circle. Just by tapping on your friend’s contact you can see periodically about all the activities they have performed in last 24 hours.
Snapchat is an application for messaging and sharing multimedia –It is the new trend. The Popularity of Snapchat can be known by the factor that how crazy users are about earning points on Snapchat, it has become a new parameter of coolness. In the rushing life of today you can’t just call each of your friends and tell them about your activities but with just 10 seconds everything can be said.
ALL IT TAKES IS JUST A “SNAP” !
Download the application from your play store. You can login Snapchat following these steps-
- Launch the app then tap Sign Up
- Enter your details
- Create a Unique Username for yourself
- Verify that phone number entered is correct or not
- Prove that you are human by going through a simple test
- Your login is successful, add your friends and explore
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HOW TO TAKE A SNAP ON SNAPCHAT?
Your experience on Snapchat will become easier if you read this:
To make a “Snap”:-
- Firstly CHOOSE in between your front and rear camera.
- To record your snap just tap the circle icon on the screen and whatever is displaying on the screen will be recorded as a snap.
- You can make a snap up to 10 seconds, just keep on holding the circle icon however long you want to make a snap for.
- Now, there comes a time when we don’t want to hold press the icon than what ? You need not worry, one can just set the timer for your snap between 1 to10 seconds.
- If you don’t like the snap you can delete it by tapping on “X” sign.
Secret Tip: Video Snap do not have timers, you can record till you wish. It will play through the length and then close
HOW TO ADD FRIENDS ON SNAPCHAT?
You can add your friends in 4 different ways:
Add by Username :-
The best way to add friends on Snapchat is by knowing their username. Find out your friend’s username and then go to the “Add by Username” and type your friend’ username.
Add from Address Book:-
When you signup in Snapchat at that time Snapchat go through your whole phone directory to see other people in contact who are on Snapchat. You can add the people in your contact list and have to wait to be added back to start chatting on Snapchat .
Add by Snapcode:-
You can add someone using the picture of their Snapcode. You can take a picture or snapshot of the code of your friend’s Snapchat account and then can scan the image your friend will be added to your list.
Add by Nearby:-
The with this feature, you can search for people nearby, who are on Snapchat.
HOW TO TAKE SCREENSHOT ON SNAPCHAT?
It is possible to take the screenshot on Snapchat. You can take a snapshot on Snapchat the same way you take a snapshot on your phone but the person will be notified of this. So, make sure you are okay with them knowing.
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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR SNAPCHAT USERNAME?
Snapchat does not allow you to change your username. However, it is possible you can change your display name which is shown on your screen.
If you wish to change Username the only way is by making a new account.
HOW TO GET AND USE SNAPCHAT FILTERS?
Snapchat offer various filters to edit your snap and make it more fun. Once your snap is taken then you can apply these filters by swiping left and right. Filters are different than “Lenses,” as Lenses are special effects that morph your face.
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HOW TO BLOCK AND UNBLOCK SOMEONE ON SNAPCHAT?
It often happens that we become friends with some people but after some time we realize that they are not the correct people to share our social life with. What will you do when these people are added to you on Snapchat? To keep your privacy intact Snapchat has an option to block unwanted people. Similarly, there are times when we take decision rashly and later on want to change them same can be done on Snapchat you unblock a person later if you have blocked them earlier.
TO BLOCK OR UNBLOCK SOMEONE:
- Tap on the “ghost” on your camera screen
- Open your friend list by tapping on “My Friends”
- Select the contact you want to block , tap the gear sign and choose “BLOCK” or “UNBLOCK”
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HOW TO REPLAY A SNAP?
Snapchat uniqueness came through its one time watch feature, but with time it is realized that sometimes some memories are too important to be seen once only.
In 2016 itself Snapchat has provided with the feature to replay a snap, but there are certain conditions with that you can only replay a snap once a day and that too only the snap your last viewed therefore you can’t replay a snap you saw hours go even if you like it very much.
Enable replay in your settings. Then, to replay, tap the snap and a bubble will pop up asking if you want to replay.
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If you want to more than on replay in a day then you need to pay for that. Different packages are available on Snapchat to buy replays.
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HOW TO ZOOM IN ON SNAPCHAT ?
Many of us get confuse on whether we can zoom in or out while making a snap or not. Zooming can totally be done the same way we zoom in out on the phone while using a camera, just by dragging your fingers you can do it.
The little issue here is you have to use both of your hand to do so as with one hand you are holding the circle icon already and also you need to be fast as you have only 10 second to do whatever you want to do.
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HOW TO DELETE A SNAPCHAT MESSAGE/STORY?
Many time it happens that we regret sharing things which at that time appear to be fun ,cool but now seems to hideous .
If you wish to delete any of your previous snap or stories – just swap
HOW TO DELETE A SNAPCHAT ACCOUNT?
Snapchat is known to be used for to its privacy features. It has been observed in recent times that many of the usernames were leaked due to a breach in security. If you also want to delete your account for good just follow these steps:-
- Open the Snapchat app, login and tap the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
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- Navigate to Support -> Learning the Basics -> Delete an account.
- Enter your Snapchat password.
- Tap the Delete My Account button to close the account.
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HOW TO SAVE YOUR SNAPS?
Snapchat has recently launched a new feature called “Memories” which allows you to save your snaps for yourself in Snapchat memory only. You can share snaps saved in memories later but they will show with a different frame to let people know it’s not recent.
If you want that snaps in your memories to be more private and to be for your eyes only, you can save it under option “My Eyes Only”. This will operate under a pin lock.
Snapchat is evolving around encouraging engagement & personal connections among users.
Snapchat is updating and adding more and more features slowly and steadily. These features are inspired to continuously increase engagement of users.
From an application launched to send private messages has turned into a world brand. With 20 million “snaps” shared in a day in 2012 it has reached over 10 billion “snap” shared in a day in 2016.
As above, you can see the standard & innovative features of Snapchat but there is still lot more, you can make your Snapchat experience more fun by using features like pin stickers, Live Stories, travel.
We look forward to helping you by updating and sharing those features with you. Rest assured it is an exciting social App with loads of promise.