SnapChat GhostWe all know about Snapchat, the cute little friendly looking ghost icon on 99.9% of everyone’s smartphone. Some people use it for fun and some use it for…well…let’s just say, inappropriate behavior. But, if you are like me and use it for fun, I have some little tricks and tips that you may or may not know about:

Forward Flash, Filters & Much more:  If your Snapchat App is updated, features you may not know about are already on your phone.  All you have to do to turn on your special extras is to go into your Snapchat settings and under “Additional Services” click on “Manage.”  Once you open this, a list of settings will be shown.  Listed is “Smart Filters” (which has a speedometer and temperature gauge), “Visual Filters” (which on iPhones is sepia filter, a “bright” filter as I would call it and a black and white filter), “Front Flash” for when you are taking your beautiful selfies in the dark, “Replay” (which can only be used once a day), “Special Text” and # of “Best Friends” (which you can change to 3, 5 or 7 best friends).  All of these fun add-ons are there and ready for you to Snap to your friends!

Black, White and Brown Crayons: Sometimes those bright neon colors don’t get our point across and we want BLACK or WHITE, well I am here to tell you how you can do it! All you have to do is open your crayon, hold down on the color swatch, if you want white, drag your finger to the upper left corner without letting go and the crayon will change, if you want black, hold your finger on the swatch and drag it down to the bottom.  If you want to get the brown crayon, follow the same steps as if you were going to use the black crayon– but before reaching the bottom of your screen, stop and adjust the color of brown you wish to use! THAT SIMPLE!

The Secret of Snapchat Best Friends:  The concept of who your best friends are on Snapchat is quite simple, whoever you interact with the most is going to be in your top list.  Here is a little hint though, even if you have never sent a single Snap to someone, they could still be on your top friends list.  How, you ask?  Say someone continually sends you Snapchats and you never reply to them, well this person is interacting with you whether you are replying or not, therefore, they could potentially be on your top list.  This best friend list has, unfortunately, become somewhat problematic for relationships.  I have heard multiple times people arguing– even breaking up over who the significant other is snapping. For all of you in this type of situation, please calm down, (chill pill status) just because someone is in their top list does NOT mean they are sending snaps back and forth, and even if they are, why don’t you trust them that they are just being silly and not dirty?  Is there something so wrong with believing what your boyfriend or girlfriend says?  Last time I checked, trust and honesty makes relationships last, so get off your insecurity wagon, enjoy your relationship and send some silly Snapchats!

Now that you know a few tips, tricks and secrets, you are ready to snap away my friend!    Share your favorite Snapchat secret!