Power users can even up their game with Spectacles, Snapchat's sunglasses that feature a built-in camera for snapping 10-second fish-eye-style videos from the wearer's point of view to upload to the service. Since you can’t just use an existing Facebook/Google/Your Favorite Social Network account to log your way into the service, you’ll need new credentials. You’ll be asked for your email address, password and your birthday. i OS users will also be asked to enter in their mobile numbers for easier searching; fret not, Android fans, for you can add this information later — so long as the text-based verification goes smoothly for you. The icon to the right of the timer, a downward-facing arrow, allows you to dump the shot you just took into your phone’s traditional gallery. Tap on the stopwatchlike icon in the lower left and you can set the specific time that you want your picture to be available for a friend to view. Tap in the middle of the picture, and you can add text on top of your photo or video.
Snapchat has become so popular so fast that there are more than 150 million active users watching 10 billion videos per day. Once Snapchat comes back with a list of your contacts that it has identified as users of the service, you can add them as friends by clicking the large person-with-a-plus button to the right of their names. It’s useful if you want to save your shot for future purposes, as there’s no other way to do so once you’ve sent the picture out. You can go all the way from a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 1 second to a maximum duration of 10 seconds. Tap on the T icon to change the caption from a line to text to a larger brick of text.
We're going to be talking about many of the latest features in this article so you'll need to make sure you have the latest version of the app first. We'll look at how to do all kinds of things in Snapchat, sometimes with a brief overview with a link to a more in-depth and step by step guide.
In similar fashion to Instagram, Snapchat has filters which you can add to your photos.
It seems like the simple ideas really are the best with the ability to send photos and video that are only available for a few seconds a real hit.
It will then come up in your available options on the camera roll.
Snapchat has evolved from being an app with a handful of obvious naughty uses to a social media platform where you can both broadcast your life and watch content from a wide range of sources.
However, they're not switched on by default so here's how to switch on filters in Snapchat.
Once you've taken a photo, simple swipe left or right and you'll see a message which says 'turn on filters'.