Five of the Coolest Snapchat Features

Coolest Snapchat Features Have Made it Very Popular

“Somewhere along the way, when we were building social media products, we forgot the reason we like to communicate with our friends is because it’s fun.” – Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder of SnapChat

Nowadays, it feels like there is so many different types of social media and nobody can keep up. Some new social media apps thrive, some may be the hype for a week and quickly die down. The most popular social media right now is probably Instagram, Facebook, twitter, and the one and only Snapchat. Snapchat is an app where you add friends and are able to snap pictures of yourselves with or without a caption back and fourth to each other. How is this different then texting you ask? Snapchat is different in the way that you are able to see the face of the person you are snap chatting or are able to see what is happening around them. Your snapchats will disappear in 10 or less seconds once they are opened, and you are able to choose the amount of seconds your Snapchat will last before you send it to people. Here are some of the coolest Snapchat features:

  1. Snapchat Friends: Coolest Snapchat FeaturesYou have a friends list of your Snapchat contacts, and the ones that you continuously Snapchat on a regular basis and most of the time show up in your ‘best friends list’ which is a list of your top 7 Snapchat best friends that shows up at the top of your friends list when you are sending Snapchats.
  2. Easy To Use: The Snapchat app is not complicated and you can quickly pick up how to use it. Its a super fast and fun way to share what’s going on and seems even more casual then texting. Coolest Snapchat Features

3. Fun Effects: One of the coolest Snapchat features that they have recently came up with is each day a new effect comes out that you can put on your face, they are super funny and crazy and there are so many options to choose from including face swap.
Coolest Snapchat Features 4. Snapchat Stories: You are also able to add Snapchats in your ‘Snapchat story’ which is a slideshow of your Snapchats that you decide to add in your story that is available for all of your friends to watch, this disappears after 24 hours.

5. Discover Feature: Another one of the coolest Snapchat features is the ‘discover’ bar, where you are able to read online magazines, articles, blogs and etc. that they offer. For example, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, Food Network, and many others offer new stories every 24 hours. Snapchat also has live stories that feature big events going on in the world.Coolest Snapchat Features

Some less popular features that are available in Snapchat is the Snapchat chat, where you are able to chat with your friends, and it is basically like texting. Snap cash, where you are able to connect your credit or debit card and quickly send money back and fourth to friends, and another feature that is almost the same as face time where you are able to live chat your friends who are on the app the same time as you.

Me and my friends snapchat everyday, and I think that I snapchat more then I text. It is a super fun and easy app with some of the coolest features that I recommend to all.

Ella Henry
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Ella Henry is a junior at Torrey Pines High School. She is an honor student and part of student government. She is an avid volleyball player, and enjoys going to the beach and events with her friends. She is driving social media programs and doing freelance blogging in her spare time for The San Diego Lifestyle.