How To Use Snapchat

Snapchat is one of the most popular and widely used social networks since it regularly updates new features to meet user’s needs. However, some users may be confused about this app. So, How To Use Snapchat ? Following is the detailed instruction on using Snapchat

To download Snapchat, go to Google Play Store via Android , go to App Store via iOS or click:

If you have installed the app but still haven’t created an account, please refer “How to create a Snapchat account”.

How to chat with friends on Snapchat

  • Open the app, swipe to the left or tap on Friend icon at the bottom-left corner.
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How to chat with friends on Snapchat 1
  • Select the contact that you want to chat with
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How to chat with friends on Snapchat 2
  • Or tap Add New Chat at the top-right corner and search a contact that you want to chat with
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How to chat with friends on Snapchat 3
  • Then, start chatting.
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Messages sent between you and another friend are deleted by default once you have both viewed and exited the Chat.

You can always change when messages are set to delete by

  • Selecting Tab ☰ in the conversation that you want to change
  • Tapping “Clear conversations…”
  • Setting the time when the conversation is deleted by select “After Viewing” or “24 hours after viewing”

How to create photos and videos on Snapchat

1. Create photos and videos on Snapchat

    • Open Snapchat. Doing so takes you to the app’s camera screen 📸
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    • Tap the capture button 🔘 to take a quick photo. Press and hold the button to shoot video!
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+ Select cancel button (the X button at the top-left corner) to cancel the video

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+ Tap Speaker icon at the bottom-left corner to add sound to the video

    • Tap the icon 🔄  on the right corner to switch between front camera and back camera. Or just double tap the screen to do so!
  • Tap  ⚡️ icon to turn on/off the flash!
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2. Create multiple snaps

You can take multiple snaps at one time and select some to send.

Step 1: Press and hold the capture button on the screen

Step 2: Continue to hold this button after the time is up – this button will automatically take a new Snap!

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Step 3: After finishing, your Snaps will appear at the bottom of the screen

  • Tap and drag to cut the clip or tap, hold and swipe to the cut icon ✂️ to cut the clip.
  • When cutting a clip, you can delete clip sections by tapping ✖️ and edit the snap! All filters added will be applied to all snaps!

How to send Snap

After creating a snap, you can send it to one or many friends, to a group, or add to your story.

Step 1: Create a snap

Step 2: Tap Send to

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Step 3: select contacts or My Story that you want to share the photo/video with. Tap  to send snap

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Snaps shared in Our Story will appear everywhere in Snapchat – in Discover, Search or even Snap Map!

How to make a voice call and a video call on Snapchat

You can make a voice call or a video call to a contact or a group of up to 15 contacts. You can use Face Lenses when chatting.

  • How to video call chat on snapchat 

Step 1: Select a contact or a group that you want to chat with

Read more:  How To Create A Chat Group On Snapchat

Step 2: Tap  to send a request for video call and wait for the other contact to accept your call.

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You can zoom out the video screen by touching the video and dragging it to the corner. To zoom in, just tap it again.

  • How to a voice call on Snapchat

You can make a voice call quickly to a contact or a group of up to 32 contacts

Step 1: Select a contact or a group that you want to chat with

Step 2: Tap to send a request for voice call and wait for the other contact to accept your call.

How to use Stories on Snapchat

You can add Snap to your own story, group story or our story.

Snap Story is a collection of Snaps that play in the order they were taken and sent to Snapchat, which will last for 24 hours after being shared.

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snapchat-stories

1. My Story

To add a Snap to Your story, simply create a Snap

Then, tap Send to > My Story > Send

2. Group Story

Create a snap

Select a group story, tap Send to and select Send.

Reply a Snap in Group Story

To view your friends’ story, tap their name on the top of Discover. After viewing their story, you can see the preview of their next story. Tap the screen to view Next Story, swipe horizontally to skip, or swipe down to exit.

  • Tap the screen to view the next snap in Story ⏩
  • Tap the left side of the screen to return to the last Snap ⏪
  • Swipe up on a snap to answer that story
  • Swipe to the left to view the next story of your friends ⏭
  • Swipe to the right to return to the last story of your friends ⏮
  • Swipe down to exit Story ⏹

With this article “How To Use Snapchat ”, you can use Snapchat easily.

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