Snapchat is a popular social media platform for capturing and sharing photos and videos that automatically self-destruct after a limited amount of time once the receiver opens it. You can share photos/videos with any or all your friends on the platform for a limited time or for all time. The app has been regarded as one of the best apps to send and receive photos.
Following are some features of this app:
In the Moment
All your unopened snaps are hosted for 24 hours, thus keeping you and your friends in the moment. Once you open/view a snap, the timer starts and after 10 seconds the snap disappears.
You can preserve your snaps with this feature. Simply use the Save to Memories option available at the bottom of your snaps. Your snap will be saved in Memories (a private storage) where you can view, edit, and share it. You can also lock them with a passcode.
Many Modes of Communication
There are a number of ways to communicate on Snapchat. You can use chat, photo, as well as video calling to communicate with your friends. Furthermore, lots of customization options are available for chats including overlaid text, drawings, stickers, etc.
A ‘story’ reel can be created by linking the snaps together and broadcasting it. Your followers will see it as a ‘story’ reel. Your friends can experience your entire day by tapping through your story and watching every snap. Similar to regular snaps, a story reel is also available for a limited amount of time (24 hours), after that, it automatically disappears. Alternatively, you can also store it to Memories.
A wide range of filters are available, allowing you to enhance your snaps by adding an overlay with a filter of your choice. Simply swipe left or right while previewing the photo after capturing it to add colorful filters, geofilters, speed overlays, local weather, current time, etc. to your photo or video. You can add multiple filters to the same snap as well. Simply press and hold the swipe to add a new filter after applying your first one.
Make your snaps even more fun by adding special augmented-reality based sounds and effects via Lenses feature. You will need to activate lenses first in order to use it. To do this, go to the Camera screen in the app and long-press on your face shown in the camera view. Once you do this, lenses will appear next to the capture button. You can browse different lenses by swiping left or right and then tap the capture button to take a snap with the selected lens.
3D World Lenses
While Lenses only apply to your selfie shots in real-time, 3D World Lenses are applied to the entire environment around you. You can browse them the same way as Lenses (shown in the row next to capture button), however they are only available if you face your camera outward. There are a variety of World Lenses to choose from.
Snapchat on PC and Mac
As we already mentioned, the Snapchat app can be downloaded on PC by downloading an Android emulator software on your current PC or Mac, Follow these 3 simple steps:
- First step – Download and install one of the recommended Android emulators. We highly recommend BlueStacks, because this is the most stable emulator software available for both Windows and Mac software operation.
- Second step – As soon as the installer finished, click and open it. Click on Google Play icon in it or use the search field and please write Snapchat and hit enter button or click the find button. Select the app from the results and install the app.
- Third step – After installing the app, follow the instructions on your screen to play it.
Shortly after you will see the Snapchat
app on your computer or on your emulator's installed apps area.
You may also download Snapchat APK
and install on BlueStacks Android emulator for either Windows or for Mac users, you can use it from any computer you wish, as long as you are logged in to the same Gmail ID, all of your information and apps will be saved and in-sync.
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