When you sign in to Snapchat, you become a member of one of the most popular messaging applications where users can exchange pictures and videos with each other using the Snapchat application. Users of the Snapchat app can take pictures or make videos and add filters, lenses or other effects to their videos or pictures to enhance them and share them with others to see. The pictures and videos are only available for a short period of time after which they will self destruct. Snapchat has become a means for people to share their everyday activities and moments and also have fun by reading news, playing games and partaking in quizzes. As a popular messaging app, Snapchat is used by millions of people all around the world to share their moments, connect with their friends and have lots of fun – and it will be a nice idea if you join in the fun by downloading your own Snapchat app and create an account for yourself. This article is here to help you do that. I will show you how to sign in to a Snapchat account, as well as much more information about the Snapchat app.
Snapchat is a messaging application that was released in 2011 and created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown and boasts over 265 million active users on Snapchat daily. Snapchat is used for creating messages which are also known as ‘snaps’ which include a picture or a short video. These snaps are taken and are posted to stories to be seen by friends or followers or users can decide to post their snaps in ‘our story’ to be viewed publicly by other users of Snapchat. Stories can be tapped, viewed and auto-played and people can only view stories within a 24 hour period after which the story will disappear.
When a user creates a snap chat account, they get a unique QR code that enables them to add friends by just scanning the other person’s code. Users can also save snaps and stories to a private storage area to be viewed by using the ‘memories’ feature in Snapchat. Users can have special emojis and statistics displayed over their names referred to as Snapstreaks which means that two users have snapped back and forth within a 24 hour period for 3 days in a row. This is important because they add to a user snap score which combines the number of snaps a user has sent, received or have posted as well as other factors.
What makes Snapchat more fun and interesting is the number of filters available in the Snapchat app which helps to improve users’ snaps. Geofilters are also filters that are used in Snapchat but are specific to a user’s location or where the user is attending an event. Snapchat also has a direct messaging feature that allows users to message other Snapchat users directly and share videos and photos with them directly. Snapchat is available for download in the different app stores and can be used for all devices including android and iPhone.
How to Create a Snapchat Account
To sign up to Snapchat, you need to first own an account and to do this, follow the steps below:
- Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device.
- Click on sign up.
- Type in your name and then click on Sign up and accept.
- Enter your birth date on the space provided for it and then click on Continue.
- Type in your desired username that you want to be identified with on Snapchat and click Username.
- Type in your password of choice and then click on continue.
- Enter your phone number and the verification code sent as an SMS to your phone number then click on continue.
After completing the steps above you have successfully created a Snapchat account and can enjoy all the features provided by Snapchat.
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How to sign in to Snapchat
After signing up or creating your Snapchat account you will need to sign in. To sign in, open the Snapchat app, click on log in and type in your username and password and then tap ‘Log in’.
How to Add Friends to Snapchat Using the Snap Code
Snapcode is one of the ways users can add people to their snap chat. Here are the steps you can use to add friends to your Snapchat using the snap code.
- Open the Snapchat app.
- Position your Snapchat camera on their snap code. You can find the snap code by tapping the ghost icon located at the top of the Snapchat screen.
- Touch the image on the other users’ snapcode and hold it.
When this is successful, you will get a confirmation code. You can also share your snapcode by saving it directly to your pictures and then send it to your friends to snap or screenshot and add you.
To add people manually on Snapchat, just tap on the icon that is located on the top left corner of the home screen, tap on ‘add friends’ and then enter the person’s Snapchat username in the search bar. Tap on add to add the other Snapchat user.
Now that you have created a Snapchat account for yourself and also know to sign in to your Snapchat account and add friends, you can then go ahead to post pictures and videos and also connect with your friends on Snapchat.