How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

Snapchat has an interesting interface. The app is really easy to use once you get in and understand the basic functions, etc. However… there is definitely a learning curve to Snapchat… there’s not quite anything like it!

 

The functions are all actually pretty easy, so let’s get in and allow me to show you how to use this amazing app!

 

#1 Take a Photo or Video

In the main section of the interface, you can take photos and video. Tap the white button to take a pic, or hold down the button to take a video.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

#2 Change Your Point of View

Changing your POV is super easy. Just double tap the screen and the camera will flip to the other POV. You can also just select the button in the top right corner to reverse the camera screen.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#3 Setting the Time Duration of a Photo

You can actually change the amount of time each photo appears on your story in Snapchat. Select the clock icon in the bottom left corner, and set how much time you’d like your snap to last.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#4 Post Your Snap

Post your snap by selecting the arrow icon in the bottom right-hand corner, and then selecting “my story” in the next frame. Then select the next blue arrow icon in the bottom right-hand corner. This will post your snap!

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#5 Draw in Your Snaps

Drawing is something unique to Snapchat. If you’re pretty creative and are kind of an artist (or just like having fun drawing) then try your hand at using the pencil icon in Snapchat. You can access the color palette by tapping on the pencil icon in the top right-hand corner.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#6 Add Test to your Snaps

Tap the “T” button in the top right-hand corner to add text to your snaps. Write what you’d like and send it over to your story.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#7 Add Emojis in Your Snaps

Tap the “post-it-note” icon in the top right-hand corner of the main interface (after you take a pic) and you can access an entire library of emojis to use in your snaps. Choose one that you don’t like? Drag the icon and a trash can will appear. Drag the icon to the trash.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#8 Snapchat Messaging

In the main interface panel, swipe right to access the messaging platform. From “messaging” you can send private messages to anyone that you are following/is following you. Swipe left to get back to the main interface.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#9 Snapchat Discovery

When you’re in the main interface panel, swipe left to access “Snapchat Discovery.” This is where you can watch stories from the people you’re following, as well as “discovery:” the stories sponsored by brands. You can close down any story that you’re in by swiping down, and skip stories by swiping right. You can also tap the screen to skip through certain parts of someone’s story. To get back to the main interface, swipe right from this panel.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#10 My Story

Tap the 3 dots near “my story” to view your posts. Swipe down to close out.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#11 Access Your Contacts & Your Snapcode

From the main interface, tap on the little yellow and white ghost icon at the top of the screen. This will bring up the panel where you can add friends, contacts, see who your friends are and grab a screen shot of your personal snapcode.

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

#12 Add Friends

You can easily add friends in Snapchat by selecting “add friends.” From here, you can manually add someone’s name to follow, or you can select “add by snapcode.” If you have any screen shots of people’s snapcodes in your photo library, you’ll be able to select them and add them. This is an awesome feature if I do say so!

How to Use Snapchat: 12 Dead Easy Steps to Navigate the Snapchat Interface

 

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Have any more tips for Snapchat? Let us know in the comments!

 

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