Snapchat and Its Capabilities

snapchat_imageMany users have fallen in love with the Snapchat application for two main reasons. First of all, it offers total privacy to its users and also messages disappear instantly.
What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is an instant messaging app that allows the user to send videos and photos that were just taken. These images can be embellished with drawings, text, and sketches, and they are called snaps. The interesting thing about it is that they can only be viewed for up to 10 seconds given that they will disappear instantly from the receiver’s phone after that time. Well, what if the other user captured the screen within those 10 seconds? You will be notified about it. Amazingly enough, Snapchat has become the second largest video sharing platform with 6,000 videos played a day – 2,000 less than the number of videos played on Facebook.

Finding Friends on the Snapchat App

Finding friends on this platform is just as easy to do (or use) as the app itself. Once on the application itself, go to the Profile screen in case you aren’t there yet. Then, tap on the “Add Friends” icon. Afterwards, you can add friends from either your address book or just by adding their username.

Finding Usernames on the Snapchat App

Finding usernames on Snapchat is also a simple process. You can either ask people you know about their username personally or you can use any of the dozens of websites that allow you to search for new friends. You just have to fill up some boxes and that’s it. Many different usernames will pop up in the screen. You can choose friends based on nationality, age, and gender mostly. Most people will be between 13 and 23 years old. Other websites don’t have the filter option, rather, they have a list of hundreds of different other users. This way you can expand your connections exponentially. You can find people near you to make the experience even more interesting. 
Finding a chat mate is always fun. The useful option of sending videos or images to your contacts is also pleasant. 

Why Snapchat?

Snapchat has more than what it meets the eye. From 2014 onwards, one can also use Snapchat to send money to other users or make purchases. Another option is called “Snapchat Discovery” which is a way in which you can explore stories from a handful of editorial teams. Storytelling was never so accessible to us. 
With these features, Snapchat can easily be the most bizzare application ever invented. Nevertheless, it is extremely addictive (in a good way) as you may have already experienced. 🙂