Snapchat App is a famous social media platform that gives you complete access to send videos and pictures, and a few moments later both features will destroy itself when a person views it. Snapchat app has some really amazing and fascinating features and those interactive functions made it a fun messaging app too. So we can say that we have a complete platform named as Snapchat that can be used to send photos and videos to friends. You will get more Snapchat details below and the way that how it works.
The initiative to create a Snapchat was taken by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University. Spiegel was a product design major and prototype of Snapchat was then by Spiegel as a project of his class at Stanford.
Snapchat android version was released on Google Play Store on October 29, 2012. In a month after the release, another snapchat feature was added to send video snap in addition to photos in December 2012. While using the app, the new functionality of making video can be done by holding down on the photo button and you can end up having a 10 seconds captured video. The function of the application will automatically make it disappear as default after a single view.
The growth of Snapchat app As of May 2014, the app were sending 700 million snaps a day. Due to instant Snapchat popularity, Facebook reportedly offered the acquisition of Snapchat for $3 billion. One of the app’s cofounders declined the cash offer.
Languages of Snapchat
You can find different Snapchat languages in settings. The language list includes: Arabic, English, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmal), Danish, Finnish, Romanian, German, Turkish, Greek, Indonesian, Korean, Polish, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Dutch.
Some popular terms and phrases of Snapchat world
Here are some of the popular Snapchat terms
Snap chatters: Snapchat users.
Snaps: All the pictures and videos captured in Snapchat app.
Snapback: A reply to a snap.
Story: It’s Snapchat Broadcast. A snap you can broadcast to followers. Recipients can view your story an unlimited amount of times in 24 hours, and you cast multiple snaps to your story in one day to create a narrative loop of sorts.
Scores: This equation is special because it combines the total number of snaps you have sent and received, stories you have posted, and all other factors that you post on Snapchat app.
Snap code: Snap code are scan able codes that making adding new Snapchat friends even easier.
Chat: Features that enables you to send directly message to other snap chatters.
Video chat: This feature inside chat enables you start a live video call. If your friend is available they will have the option to ‘Watch’ or ‘Join’. If your friend selects the option to ‘Watch’ then you will be not be able to see them but they can listen your voice, see you and able to send chat. If your friend select the option to ‘Join’ you will have the access to see and listen each other.
Snap streak: Some of your fellows snap chatters have different emoji’s to their Snapchat names in the chat screen. It means that you and your friend have snapped each other (not chat) within 24 hours for more than one consecutive day.
Lenses: On snapchat you can make snap even more fun by adding real-time special effects and sounds with lenses.
Filters: By filters you can add up your snap by adding a fun overlay with a filter.
How to use Snapchat?
Snapchat is so simple but sometimes it’s seems to be confusing as well and the question is still unanswered for many people so here are the simple steps to use Snapchat.
Following are the major steps that tells how Snapchat works.
Camera screen: first thing’s first: Download Snapchat and create an account and user ID. Once that done open the app and Camera screen serves as main screen.
The top left-hand corner has flash icon for toggling camera’s flash, while top-right corner has a camera for toggling the camera between front- and rear- facing mode. The top corner area hasa ghost icon. At the bottom of Camera screen there is big round to capture button for taking photos and videos. Hold that button down to record a video with sound or tap the button to take the picture.
Adding a contact: Swipe down while on camera screen to access your profile screen and add contacts.
Creating a Snap code: Speaking of the snap code, while on profile screen, tap your Snap code to add a custom selfie loop that others can see.
Making a Snap: On the main screen, the application has a large button, tap that large capture button to capture a snap or to record video. At the top you will have an option X to exit, a button of sticker to add stickers and emoji and if you want to add text then there is also a T button there. Another amazing feature is to add filters by just sliding the screen and you will get multiple filter options. When you get the best option and you are ready to post then press large button to capture a snap or video.
Sending snap: On the preview screen there is arrow- shaped icon on bottom right. Tap it to send your snap
Making a story: For this tap story icon from Camera screen. It’s right next to download icon. If you send a story, your followers able to see it unlimited number of times and you will see who has viewed your story too.
Viewing a story: By tapping the story icon on camera screen you can view stories.
Viewing scores: To view score, swipe down from camera screen. Score will appear under your Snapcode.
Chatting with a friend: To access the Chat screen, swipe from left to right on the camera screen. To message a friend, go to your contact list, then tap on friend’s name and select the chat icon. In Chat box there is also phone call button, video record button for sending stickers.
Placing a call: Press the video camera button or phone call button to start a video or audio call with friend.