Sunday 6 November 2016

Sunday Selfie: Are You On Snapchat?

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Username: msymeou6 

Me a few weeks ago: Mum, why aren't we on SnapChat yet?

Mum: Err... well I've got enough social media accounts sucking up my day as it is. And this leaves no time for creating content for the blog at all. Plus I have a million other things to do like take care of you, sweetie. You're my main priority.

Me: Well, I want you to look into it, get me an account. This is the next big thing and we need to grow our blog, don't we? I want to be a success, as I'm sure you do. And when I'm famous I'll be able to help more cats and other animals. This is what you want, isn't it?

Mum: Ok, Athena. You know best, little wise one. Maybe I should try something new, though I know Snapchat has been around for a while now. I'll look into it. Do my research and see if it will benefit us in any way.

Me: Mum, it'll be too late by then. Do it NOW! Stop procrastinating. I'm sick of seeing you moping around the house all day moaning about what a failure you are. Come on, do it. You'll never know until you try.

A few days later...

Mum: I had a look at Snapchat, Athena. It's confusing but I've managed to set up an account. It's in my name, though. Hope that's OK. It shouldn't matter really as we're a double act. 

Me: I knew you would find it confusing but I'm sure you'll work it out in no time. It's gonna be brilliant and a great way to show followers some behind the scenes footage and stories about how we both come up with our blog content and loads of other fun stuff. I see so much potential in this app. It is me you'll be posting about though, isn't it?

Mum: Of course, Athena. Who else? 


What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a mobile messaging app for sharing photos, videos, text, etc. Younger people love it - older folks might not see the point of it at first (yeah, like Mum)

How does Snapchat differ from other Social Networks? 

The main difference is that messages expire and automatically delete themselves after a set time (from a few seconds to up to 24 hours.)

How does the app work?

Just take a picture or video using your phone. These photos and videos are called 'snaps'. You then select friends and contacts, decide how long you want to have the message be visible for and then click send.

What are Snapchat ‘stories'?

When capturing a snap, you send it to specific users only. To make your snaps visible to the public you will need to submit them to your ‘My Story’ feed. 

How do I add contacts?

To add a user, tap 'Add friends' and there will be a number of options to choose from. 

'Add by username'  - Add friend by username if you know it.

'Add from Address Book'  - Snapchat scans your phone's contact list. If friends are already on Snapchat you will be presented with a list. Just tap on the name to add.

'Add by Snapcode' -  This lets you scan a picture of a user's Snapcode from your phone (mine is above.) 

'Add nearby' - This scans users available within your present location who are also using 'Add nearby' within their Snapchat app.

So, that's a little bit of info for you to get started. Mum is still trying to work it out so don't worry if you don't get it straight away. 

Don't forget to add us if you're already on Snapchat and/or if you decide to join!

Add me on Snapchat!

 Username: msymeou6


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Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

{sigh} Thanks, Athena! One more thing to add to the to-do {RIGHT NOW!} list. I love how the reddish background brings out your beautiful eyes and brownish fur :)

meowmeowmans said...

Nice selfie, sweet Athena! How exciting that you are on Snapchat now. We aren't ... the humans used the same excuse as your Mum. The nerve. Love, Gracie and Zoe

pilch92 said...

Great selfie. I am not on Snapshat yet, I am still trying to figure out Instagram.

Katie and The Katz said...

Hope your Mom figure out Snapchat and lets us know. We don't knows if Snapchat will work with Windows phones... Weze still trying to figure out Google Plus and Twitter... mol

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Gorgeously coloured selfie this week. You are a very clever lady, Athena, I wish my peep was half as good or had the time. Alas until retirement comes I am stuck with take aways and a land line! purrs ER

Summer said...

My human is not convinced that Snapchat is worth our while as a) kitties (me) and b) book publishers not doing YA (her). So we aren't on it - but never say never!

Little Miss Titch said...

Gosh Mum said the samething but she said no more new social media stuff we have enough,good luck with it though,xx Speedy

Anonymous said...

Lovely Snapchat Selfie, Athena. Good Luck on the snapchat, we pass, can't see the wood for the trees anymore, since we also have Fb...Aaargh..Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday :) <3

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Another lovely selfie, Athena. We aren't on SnapChat.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Your selfie is totally beautious!!! I'm not on SnapCat either and I don't know why.

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

I am putting learning snapchat on my to do list!

The Swiss Cats said...

Great selfie, Athena. We are not on Snapchat, Claire is already overwhelmed with our other social medias. Purrs

The Florida Furkids said...

We just signed up...we're flfurkidsmom and added you :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I joined a while back but don't understand it and NEVER use it. I will only use it if I am forced to. Hoping that day never comes, NO TIME!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I haven't attempted Snapchat yet either...don't give Mudpie any ideas now!!!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Thanks for the rundown on Snapchat. I've always thought it sounded so confusing!

Kitties Blue said...

Athena, we don't have a SnapChat account, and our mom says she's is too old to keep up with another social media account. But we do wish you lots of luck. Love your photo today. You look like a model, and we think it would make a great Christmas card. Thanks for taking time to hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Eastside Cats said...

Good for you, Athena! Gotta branch out and get involved, right?

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Added you back :)

Deziz World said...

You're lookin' gawjus as always Athena. Me's been after mommy 'bout dat snapchat thingy too, but without a smartypants fone she just doesn't think we need it. Good luck and big hugs fur you and your mommy.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Billy The Time Cat said...

Mom is telling me we have enough social things going on, so no snapchat for me at this point.
(Maybe I should open one behind her back, giggles)

Furries said...

Good luck with your Snapchat. We're not into social media because mom is not young or hip.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

We are we need to find our name again!!!

Happy and late Sunday Selfie from us!