Snapchat‘s popularity has only increased since its debut, but for first-time users, the experience can be a bit daunting.
Snapchat has come a long way. It morphed from an easy way to send self-destructing messages to a legitimate social network of sorts. I feel like Snapchat tries every single day to shed its previous image of being a platform for sexting. And of course, Snapchat of today is much different. It’s fun, useful and basically for everybody.
Snapchat is one of the most popular ways for people to stay connected, and now more people can stay connected in a group format.
The Chat screen in Snapchat is the most traditional looking screen, yet the most confusing. When you swipe right from the camera view, you’ll get to the Chat screen. This is essentially a list of conversations – like in iMessage or WhatsApp. Except it works in the most convoluted way.
Anyone who’s new to Snapchat has wondered how exactly they can get to the face effects feature, or as Snapchat calls them – Lenses. In true Snapchat fashion, there’s no button for it.
Your Snapchat journey truly begins by you posting your first snap. Now that you’ve got a hang of what Snapchat is and how to get around, you might have an idea of what you want to share using the platform. That’s where the snaps come in.
In part 2 of our Snapchat series, we’re taking about the main reason so many of us started using Snapchat – the Stories feature.
Snapchat started as a way to privately exchange self destructing images and video between your friends (insert your favorite teen sexting joke here). All of that’s still there, but now, in 2016, Snapchat has come a long way. Snapchat is no longer just about talking with your friends. It’s now a legit, public facing social network – thanks to the Stories feature.