So you downloaded Snapchat. Problem is, you don’t know what the hell to do with it. It kind of scares you, actually. But you’ve made up your mind and there’s no going back. You are going to conquer your fears. You are going to become not-bad at Snapchat.
And I am going to guide you. Here are 17 tips, tricks, and techniques to help Snapchat newcomers get the most out of this crazy new app all the cool teens are using.
But first, check for updates
As a relatively young platform, Snapchat is constantly smoothing out bugs and adding new features. Always make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version of the software. If you’re not, hit up your app store and download the latest update.
Like, right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. All set? Cool. Onward!
Add your friends, DON’T import your contacts
Friends are great, aren’t they? You’ll probably be snapping to them the most. To find them, you can have Snapchat scan your contacts and match phone numbers to handles already in their system… or, you can input your friends’ usernames manually.
The latter method takes a little more effort, but you should absolutely do it. Otherwise you’ll be getting a ton of snaps from people you don’t actually care about. You can make your experience even more private by going to settings and changing “Who Can Send Me Snaps” from “Everyone” to “My Friends.”