For anyone who's looking to learn more about Snapchat, including how-to get started, this is the perfect step-by-step guide for you.
In this presentation, you will learn the following:
What is Snapchat?
Why is Snapchat important for businesses and marketers?
Steps for getting started on Snapchat
How-to send a "Snap" including direct messaging friends
How to add friends on Snapchat
What is a Snapcode?
A bonus video from YouTube on how-to get more friends on Snapchat
If you'd like to learn more about Snapchat, email me at: [email protected] or add me on Snapchat at: TheCarlosGil
Snapchat is a mobile app, and social media network,
where users engage through short form videos and
photo's known as "Snaps".
Different from Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat users
are able to create daily stories in10-second bursts
which can be viewed for up to 24 hours.
Snapchat is used by more than 60% of 13 to 34 year-
olds in the U.S., the company says, a demographic
expected to outspend Baby Boomers by 2017.
Snapchat is the fastest growing social network with
200 million monthly active users and 6+ billion video
views every day.
8,796 photos shared per
second on Snapchat
Adults in the U.S. spend
an average of 1 hour, 16
minutes daily watching
digital video according
Download the Snapchat app
in iTunes or Google Play
Sign up or log in from your
Click on the gear icon in the
upper right hand side of the
home screen to view and
update your privacy settings
including: Name, Mobile
Number, Email, and who can
view your Snaps.
How to Snap
From the home screen, swipe up and snap a photo by
pointing your phone at an object and tapping the circle
once or hold down to record up to a 10-second video.
Next, select the number of seconds you'd like your
photo to be seen, save your image to your camera
roll, or send to your story/friends (far right).
Select the # of seconds you'd like your picture to be
seen. Photo's sent to friends can be seen once. Photo's
sent to your story can be seen for 24 hours.
Choose who will see your photo or video, select
My Story for a 24 hour compilation or directly to
If sending pictures or videos
directly to friends, the next
screen will show you that it's
been sent and to who. From
this screen you can also see
once someone has opened or
viewed your Snap.
How to Direct Message
From the Home Screen, scroll up as if you are going to
take a picture. Tap on the icon on the bottom left side of
the screen, then click on caption icon (upper left side).
Once you've selected who you'd like to message
privately, tap on their name and type your
message. Then click the send button.
You can also use the front facing camera to take a selfie
and use one of Snapchat's filters as seen above. Hold the
screen for a few seconds to activate facial recognition.
Click send and you will be taken back to the
screen which shows recent chat activity.
Snapchat DM's work similar to a text message.
How to Add Friends
From the Home Screen, click on "Added
Me" to see who has added you or "Add
Friends" to start following someone.
You can add friends if you know their
Username, take a photo of their
Snapcode (QR code for Snapchat), or
have someone's Mobile Number stored
in your Address Book.
What is a Snapcode?
Snapcodes are unique, scannable codes that
make adding new Snapchat friends easy.
Your Snapcode is located in the center of your
Home Screen, found by tapping in the upper
center of the Camera Screen.
Share on Social Media
From the Home Screen, tap on your Snapcode to enlarge.
Click on the share button on the upper right side of the
Share your Snapcode to your Twitter and
Facebook timelines to make others in your social
network aware that you're on Snapchat.