The way we communicate online is constantly changing and evolving. Many apps started to emerge providing a fun and entertaining way to socialize with family and friends. Snapchat, for example, allows you to create funny moments with your friends while giving you a chance to express the best of your creativity. The core function of this multimedia messaging app is to allow you to create short videos or photos and incorporate them with colorful effects and filters. You can also add music or stickers to make these captured moments even more appealing and creative. Feel free to explore Snapchat and see what else this amazing app has to offer.

snapchatHow does Snapchat Works?

Unlike other popular social media apps, Snapchat comes with a simple yet fun purpose and that is to create special moments with your friends and family using the app’s built-in video and photo editing tools. The app comes with a simple interface that you can easily navigate and explore. Simply download Snapchat either from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to get started. After downloading the app, it will ask you to create or to sign up for an account. Once done, it will prompt you immediately to the in-app camera where you can start snapping photos or videos.

Generally, the app comes with five tabs to navigate. It is set to the Camera page by default. Here, you can simply take photos or videos or better yet apply various filters. Simply tap the small smiley icon to access the available filters. These filters will change from time to time. To access more lenses. Snapchat recently introduced new features including the Explore feature that allows you to discover different snaps from different users, trending videos, and effects and music that you can grab and apply to your own snap. It recently introduced Scan that allows you to scan barcodes, math problems, and identify music. Thanks to Snapchat’s partnership with Shazam, you can use the camera or video tools of Snapchat to identify music and get relevant information about it.

snapchatBitmojis, Stories, and Snap Map

You can also integrate other apps with Snapchat. Bitmoji, for instance, is one of the long-time partners of Snapchat that allows you to create your personalized emoticons or stickers. You can seamlessly apply these personalized avatars and emojis to your family and friends during your chat conversation. Simply tap the chat icon to communicate with your friends. Stories, on the other hand, is very much the same as Facebook’s My Day. Take a snap and share it with the world!

Another new feature of Snapchat is the so-called Snap Map where you can see where your friends are hanging out if they’ve shared their location with you. You can also share your location with your best friends, or go off the grid with Ghost Mode. Snap Map allows you to discover live Stories from the community nearby, or across the world! Snapchat also features Memories that saves all your snaps in its free cloud storage. You can access all your previous snaps anytime you want.


Snapchat offers a very unique and entertaining way to communicate with your friends and family. The app is constantly evolving from its original person-to-person photo sharing to a social media platform. It provides new features to keep the users entertained. The Snap Map and Scan features are both interesting addition that makes this app absolutely worth exploring. Best of all, this app allows you to express the best of your creativity using the overwhelming number of filters and effects. Currently, Snapchat is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this app absolutely for free. As of March 2020, there are more than 220 million active users of Snapchat so feel free to join their ever-growing community and create amazing moments with your friends and family.

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