SnapChat is a mobile application whose main purpose is to share pictures with your contacts but just for a certain amount of time. So, we will say it is kind of a social app, since it allows you to communicate with your friends but not in the same way you will do in WhatsApp, for example.
With this download, users will be only able to gather the photos they would want to share in a different way. SnapChat has a good point in its side: with this application you can catch quick moments and share these screenshots with your friends instantly and also to customize your pictures with messages or drawings. Also, SnapChat is a good way to not keep old pics you don’t want on your smartphone, since the photos you receive will be automatically deleted from your device after the time you select.
On the other hand, SnapChat seems to have only a simple purpose and some people may don’t understand it at first. For those who are not used to photo-sharing in instant messaging clients, SnapChat will not be very useful. It is just another social network with a different way of communicating with your contacts, so maybe Snapchat could have a particular audience. It is not an app for everybody.
How does it work?
Once you download SnapChat you need to create a free account in which you will have to enter your mail and password. Once you sign up and chose a username, it’s time to start looking for your friends who use SnapChat. When you find your contacts, the app launches the camera and you just need to take normal screenshots as you would do with your mobile camera.
When you select the photo you want, you click on Save and send it to the contacts you want with the time limit you select. By this moment you can also take the Pencil tool and write a short message that will be attached to your image; you can write sentences with different colors along with your pictures and, that way, you accompany the photos with funny customizations. By the moment your contacts receive the notification, they will see your picture only if they keep their finger pressed, and that’s it. You will have a maximum of 10 seconds to see what your friend sent you.
SnapChat 6.0.2 Features
The main features of SnapChat are the following:
- Free photo-sharing with the contacts that use SnapChat
- Time limit for viewing screenshots (10 seconds maximum)
- You can use the Pencil Tool for writing text (40 characters limit)
- Video-sharing and SnapChat Stories, in which you can upload your screenshots in your wall and your friends can see them for an unlimited time but only for 24 hours
- Sync with Twitter and Facebook
For further information, feel free to check the developer’s website .
Minimum system requirements
The minimum system requirements to properly install and use SnapChat are listed below:
- Android 2.2 Operating System or further
- iOS 5.0 or higher
- iTunes account required