Snapchat is a service for sending and receiving photos, videos and text messages on mobile phones. The sender of a message is able to determine the period that a message can be viewed by setting a limit between one and ten seconds. When you start using Snapchat or talking to someone about the service. You will hear a lot of Snapchat jargon and Snapchat terms. Here’s what they mean in the real world.
Snapchat Lingo List:
- Snaps: A snap is a photo, video or text message sent with Snapchat. Videos are limited to 10 seconds and these disappear soon after playing.
- Snapchat Emoji: You will see or hear about Snapchat Emoji when using the app. These appear next to users in chat and unlock when you go on streaks or message people more than others. More on what Snapchat emoji mean.
- Snapchat Streaks: When you start sending Snaps to someone you can go on a streak by sending back and forth.
- Snapcode: A Snapcode is a small box that includes your photo and some special markings that allow people to follow you by pointing their Snapchat camera at it.
- Snapchat Score: You’ll see a Snapchat score that grows as you share more Snaps, get Snaps, add to you story and more. You can see your score below your Snapcode and see friend’s scores by holding on their name in your contact list.
- Snapchat Story: This is a public Snap, or collection of Snaps over 24 hours, that you share with people who follow you.
- Snapchat Friends: Snapchat allows other users to follow you as a friend, even if you don’t add them as a friend. This allows you to send messages to more people by posting to your story, without actually sending messages to people individually.
- Snapchat Filters: Similar to Instagram filters, these allow you to change the look of your photo or video as well as speed up or slow down a video and overlay text on top of a Snap, based on your location. More on how to use Snapchat filters.