Now you have an idea of how to use Snapchat to your best marketing ability, and we have a few secret Snapchat hacks to spill…
First and probably most useful to businesses, take a photo on Snapchat. Swipe left or right to see if there are any local filters you can add to your Snap. Then, while holding one finger on your Snap, slide left or right with another finger to select your second filter.
You’ll be able to add multiple geofilters, timestamps, temperature, coloured filters, and more. After taking a Snapchat picture, if you’re familiar with Photoshop and if you’ve got a big event coming up, you can even make your own location-based geofilters. Just follow the instructions online to make your own Geolocation, and upload the design!
Who follows you
Just like Facebook and twitter, from time to time your account will be in need of a clear-out. Determine who to get rid of by finding out who follows you back. The only issue with this is you’ll need to follow the other Snapchat user yourself.
- Go to Add Friends.
- Tap on Add by Username.
- Type in the username of person.
- Hold down on their username. If their Snapchat score is visible, they are following you back!
A rainbow of choices
Despite there only being a small palette of shades visible when you select the drawing feature, you can use way more shades of colours than you initially thought…
- All the colours you could dream of are hidden in that seemingly minimal palette, including the most sought after, black and white.
- Draw in white on iOS, touch the rainbow colour palette, then drag and hold your finger on the top-left corner of the screen.
- To draw in black, touch the colour palette and drag your finger to the bottom of the screen.
- Find lighter or darker shades of the colours in the palette, drag your finger around the screen until you find the shade you desire.
Android users will already have the white, black and other crayons built into their palette. Even transparent!
Too much to say but not enough space to share it?
Snapchat limits the amount of text you can add per snap. To write longer captions, first, manually type in a full line of text. Next, record the rest of your caption with the dictation feature on your iPhone and press the “T” when you’re finished.
You can also add more text by going into the notes app on an iPhone, pressing return a few times, and then copying and pasting it into your snap will allow you to write as much as you please!
Make your captions bigger by tapping the “T” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen after you’ve finished typing. You can also change the colour of your bolded text. Type your caption, press the “T” icon, and then select a colour from the palette on the upper right-hand side of the screen.
As we previously mentioned in the last blog, Snapchat is all about having fun. Using emojis is the perfect way to do so…
Tired of the limited colour filter choices? You can use an emoji as a colour overlay filter on your snaps. Just place the emoji over the snap and enlarge it. The emoji’s edge will create a colourful filter.
Doodling on Snapchat is deemed a difficult skill to master. You can use emojis as stencils to make doodling easier. If you want to draw something that already exists as an emoji, just select the desired emoji and trace over it. Everyone will believe you’re the next Van Gough of Snapchat!
Never miss a moment
Have you ever clicked off a conversation and completely forgot what the last person had said? Save the embarrassment of asking again and keep your conversations by tapping and holding the message.
In one of their previous updates, it’s now been made easier to chat via video. Open the conversation with your friend and press the video button. Once they tap ‘Join’ you can run a business meeting through a live video chat.
Your Snapchat story may expire after 24 hours, but don’t worry. You can set an alarm before it expires if you want to save it to see your final stats.
Share your Snapchats
Your Snapchat account has a shareable profile link. You can tweet it out, or even post it on Facebook so your friends can easily find you and add you! Save time typing in a username; each Snapchatter has a personal QR code you can scan instead.