Snapchat is not just a forum for sending pictures to your friends and family- it’s also a great way to send short video clips to them as well. Just like the pictures you send, these clips cannot be saved and will quickly expire- within 24 hours. Though the interfaces do vary slightly, this app can be used on both iOS and Android. It is a free download for devices that are iOS 5.0 or newer and Android 2.2 or newer. You must take care when you are choosing your snapchat usernames.
If you don’t already have it installed on your device, you are going to want to take the time to install the snapchat app. If you have an Android phone, you’ll go on the Google Play store. If you have an iOS device, you’ll go to the “App Store.”
If you have an account, you’ll simply log in. If you don’t have an account, you’ll have to take the time to create one. Click on “Sign Up” and follow the prompts to guide you through the process of entering your email address, and creating a username and password.
Once you are all signed up, you can add your friends and start sending videos and photos to them. To send a video, you’ll tap and hold the blue circle at the bottom of the interface. You’ll see a red progress bar that will indicate the elapsed time. Once you have concluded your recording- or reached the 10 second maximum- you can preview your video before sending.
If you want to disable the audio for a particular video, you’ll simply click on the speaker icon. You can click on the download icon to save it to your device, or you can click the cross to cancel the process and return to the capture screen.
If you wish to add a caption to your clip, simply click anywhere on the screen. You can also choose the pencil icon to draw on your video- which is only available on the iOS platform.
Finally, to send, you’ll click the send icon, choose those that you want to see it, and click send once again to confirm. Of course, make sure that you have chosen snapchat usernames that your friends and family will recognize so that they will view your videos or photos.