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Top 9 Snapchat Etiquette (The Do’s and Don’t)

Snapchat is basically a social platform app and therefore some of the social etiquettes do apply while using this app. If you have been using Snapchat for a while, you would know that something that you should or should not do while using the Snapchat application. However, for Snapchat beginners, there is probably something you have missed or not aware of. Here we going to list you top 9 Snapchat etiquette that you must be aware of.



1. DON’T SCREENSHOT OTHER PEOPLE’S SNAP

We have received several requests to come up with an article on “how to screenshot another person snapchat without them knowing”. It can be done by using a certain app but this is a big no-no in the Snapchat world. Screenshot other people snap without telling them is considered rude. That is why whenever you screenshot a snap, Snapchat will inform that person you have screenshot their snap. Snapchat was designed to have content that can disappear within 24 hours. If you screenshot, that means the snap is now permanent in other people’s phone. This goes against the principle of Snapchat itself. So, please avoid screenshot other people’s snap.

2. DON’T OVERSNAP

Don't Oversnap

Snapchat allows people to snap a 10-second video. However, overdoing it by sending multiple 10-second videos to your story is not a good way to engage with your friends. People will not go through all your Snap videos so, therefore, try to keep it at a moderate level. And remember, when you are at a great concert or event, sometimes you need to put the phone down and enjoy the moment. Don’t snap everything. By limiting your snap, you also make sure you are sending good quality snap only.



3. LIMIT THE SELFIES

Sending selfie snap of yourself can be fun sometimes. However, do limit the number of selfies you sent. Not all of your friends need to see your selfies all the time. They are no rules on how many selfies you can send but as common sense 1 or 2 selfies, a day would be enough. Mix up your snap with other things besides your selfies. Or else your snap will be a boring and monotonous one.

4. RECORD SNAP IN PORTRAIT NOT LANDSCAPE

Snapchat works via smartphones and therefore people who open your snap will open it by default in a portrait mode. Therefore, it is important you also record your snap in the portrait mode. People who record their snap in a landscape or panoramic mode would not be doing your friend any favour. This is due to the fact they need to tilt their phone just to see your snap that is recorded in landscape mode.



5. DON’T USE HASHTAGS

Don't use hashtag in snapchat

Snapchat is not Instagram and therefore hashtag does not work here. Your Snap will be discoverable by hashtag in Snapchat so, therefore, limit the hashtag in your snap. However, if you want to drive a message in your snap by putting a hashtag, you can put it in. But, keep it to a minimum as there is no need to put as many hashtags in your post as you normally would do in an Instagram post.Read here on how you can use hashtag in Instagram.



6. DON’T RECORD SNAP VIDEOS IN A NOISY BACKGROUND

Don't record snap in noisy background

Snapping in a concert might be a fun thing to do, but you must be aware of the noisy audiences in the background. Sometimes, the audience will drown the music and therefore create an unpleasant sound. Therefore, do hear back what you are snapping. Never send a snap to your story to highlight your concert experience but all your audience hear is just a noisy background.

7. DON’T POST NUDE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS

I think this is a very common sense to do. Even though your snap will disappear in 24 hours, there is high chance that some of your friends will screenshot your snap and therefore make it permanent. A nude photo can stay for a long time in the internet world and therefore never send a nude photo of yourself in the first place. And even worse, never send nude photos or videos of your friends as well in Snapchat.



8. BE AWARE OF OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS

When you send your snap videos, be aware of your surroundings. There might be other people who are in the video that might not want to be captured in a video. So, be aware of the people in your surroundings when you are recording your video snap.

9. BE A POSITIVE SNAPCHATTER

Be a positive snapchatter

No one wants to see your grouses and complain. Yes, you might occasionally send a snap about something you are piss off. But, keep it to a minimal. No one wants to see a negative snapchat story. Have fun using Snapchat and more importantly use it positively as it will affect other people as well.



So, there you have it. The top 9 Snapchat etiquette that we here MyMediaSocial feel that snapchatters might find it useful. Please leave us a comment on what is your Snapchat etiquette and what you might disagree with in our list.

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