Guide to adult dating
) And finally, to the adults reading this to discover what they’ve been missing: Apologies, but Snapchat will show you things—like what you’d look like as a glasses-wearing chihuahua—that you’ll never unsee.
And with a rotating set of fun features and filters, it’s also the response to Facebook and Twitter’s stale experiences.
(You can also swipe left one more time for the “Discover” screen, which displays stories by media entities like ESPN, CNN, and People, also a Time Inc.
publication.) Sure, there are also buttons you can press to reach these screens (the bottom-left square for your chats, the top-center ghost for your account, and the bottom-right hamburger menu for your stories), but kids these days swipe their Snapchat like it’s Tinder—another app you’re probably too old to be using.
Instead of left- or right-hand anchored menus, Snapchat has users swipe to access other elements of the service.
For instance, from the camera, swipe to the right and the chat screen will appear, swipe down and your account preferences will drop in, and swipe left to view other users’ snaps.
Hidden from plain view, you have to know how to access them to use them.
Take an image, then swipe left or right while on the camera screen and you’ll see a filter slide over across it.
Just apply it to your face, then open your mouth and watch a carnival of color pour out.These filters aren’t obvious, but they’re a great way to give life to your boring adult snaps.There are even some cool geo-located filters based on where you are, whether it’s in a city or at an event.And the icon at the very right is a pen, which can be used for doodling all over your masterpiece.At the bottom left, if you shot a video, there’s a mute button, so you can mask out the noise from your movie.