Strike a pose with Snapchat, a photo social networking app

By Haley Staub
Spring Grove Area High School

Snapchat is the newest means of social networking, this time through instantaneous picture chatting. Snap a picture, set the timer, and send it to a friend to view; it’s that simple.

You can Snapchat with your phone contacts, your Facebook friends, or your Twitter followers who also have a Snapchat account. You can control how many seconds your friends see the picture you send them (anywhere from one to 10 seconds.) After they view it once, they can never open it and view it again. You also have the option to save your Snapchat photos to your phone.

The “chatting” part of this app comes in the comments you can type onto your picture and through the usage of the pen tool that allows you to draw and physically write on the photo.

Spring Grove Area High School student Zoe Wildasin said she loves the app.

“Snapchat is a silly way of staying connected with friends and entertaining yourself,” she said.

The app also has some features that separate it from photo apps such as Instagram.

“Snapchat is a conversation with pictures whereas Instagram is used to share your pictures and has a feed similar to that of Twitter,” Spring Grove Area High School student Emma Hoffnagle said. “Snapchat is more fun and a step-up from the regular text message.”

Snapchat is free and available to all iPhone and Android users.

 

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