Snapchat is rolling out its initial set of parental control features for Indian users. Earlier in August, the popular social networking and messaging platform introduced an in-app parental control tool – Family Center in the US and some other markets. This helps parents to see their teen’s activities on the Snapchat account without disclosing the content of their chat. Teens will also be able to notify their parents when they report an account or a piece of content to the platform.
How Snapchat’s Parental Control Works
This tool mainly helps parents who have teenagers between the age of 13 to 18. By using the in-app tool, called Family Center, parents can invite their teens to join the Family Centre on Snapchat. When teens accept an invitation, parents can examine their children’s friends list and who they have messaged in the last 7 days. It also gives the ability to report safety concerns and potential abuse to Snap’s Trust and Safety team to review anonymously.
A few years ago, Snapchat introduced some additional measures, such as a minimum of 13 years to signup for Snapchat, requiring teens to have mutual friends before they can start chatting, and also it does not allow teenagers to have public profiles.
To use this family center features parents and guardians must install the Snapchat app on their devices and opt-in invite process to link their accounts to those of their teenagers. Once the accounts are linked, the tool can be accessed with all its controls through the Snapchat app’s Profile Settings or by using the search feature for “family” or “family center” from the app’s Search functionality.
Snap said they are working with local nonprofit organizations FXB India Suraksha and CyberPeace Foundation to launch its Family Center feature in India. This parental control option is followed by the launch of its competitive social networking platforms including Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
Jeremy Voss, Snap’s head of messaging products, had said that this feature makes the right path for strengthening the safety and well-being of young snap users, while still preserving autonomy and privacy.
Snapchat Stats in India
India is an important market for Snapchat inc, where it has more than 109 million monthly active users, according to Sensor Tower statistics. Recently, Snap introduced its premium service Snapchat+, in the South Asian market and also Snapchat for web features too.
“Snapchat is a central communications tool for so many young Indians, and as our community continues to grow, we know parents and caregivers want additional ways to help keep their teens safe. Our new in-app Family Center tool will help parents get more insight into who their teens are friends with on Snapchat, to help foster positive conversations about online safety while respecting the privacy and autonomy of teens,” said Uthara Ganesh, Public Policy head, of India, Snap, in her statement.
Snapchat launched a new web app Snapchat+ which is in July for paid subscribers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Snapchat Plus subscribers offer access to early and exclusive features like the ability to pin a friend as a BFF, exclusive badges, story rewatch count, Snapchat web, and more. Snapchat Plus costs $3.99 per month and counts over a million users.
Now the desktop version of Snapchat is available for entire global users.
On Snapchat for Web, users can send snaps, and messages and also chat via video and voice calls. The web version of Snapchat also includes access to the mobile app’s messaging features, including chat reactions and Snapchat emojis. It also now features more than 10 Lenses for video calls. Snap’s head of messaging products, Nathan Boyd, said a web version of Snapchat was an “unmet opportunity” for the company during The Verge’s interview in July.
Snapchat’s web browser version gives a smoother user interface and more space to chat and video call with friends in the same window. Nearly one hundred million users call others using Snapchat every month, the company said in July, and they’ll typically chat with other users right before they close the app.
Snapchat Web Login
To log in to Snapchat for Web, you need to enter web.snapchat.com on your browser and log in with your Snapchat username and password. Now complete two-step verification on your phone. Once you open Snapchat on Web, you can continue your conversations from where you left them on a mobile app.
When you use Snapchat on Web, your Bitmoji will appear in chats that indicate to others that you’re using the chat via your desktop. In addition, the web version of the app includes a privacy screen that hides the Snapchat window if you click away for another task.
Same as the Snapchat mobile app experience, messages that are sent via the Snapchat web are automatically deleted after 24 hours and it also prevents users from taking screenshots. Snap inc, earlier shared that the average caller on Snapchat spends more than 30 minutes a day on calls. Everyone sees Snapchat as a mobile-first platform so they decided to bring Snapchat’s core features to the web after listening to feedback from users. Soon they plan to add the app’s other features, including viewing Stories and Memories to Snapchat for Web in the future.
The biggest launch of Snapchat for Web feature comes as the social media platform has been the right way to compete with TikTok and Instagram because both of the apps can be accessed via the web.
Snapchat’s New Features
Snapchat Chat Shortcuts
Lock Screen Widget
In addition to Snapchat on the web, they also introduced new chat shortcuts at the top of the chat tab to make it easy ways to do things like unread Snaps, messages, missed calls, and replies to stories. The snap company says the shortcuts will also remind you if you need to reply to someone and also show you when your friends’ birthdays are coming up.
Snapchat is also launching a new “Question Stickers” feature to let users ask questions in their stories in an AMA-style. You can use the feature and ask funny questions to your friends. It’s very similar to Instagram’s question sticker.
Snap has also launched Lock Screen Widgets for iPhone users now that the iOS 16 update has come out recently. These widgets allow users to create shortcuts for the conversations they want.
Very happy news for all Snapchatters! Yes, Snapchat announced a new update that will allow Snapchat users to change their usernames without deleting their accounts and without any impact on their friends’ list, Snap code, Snap score, Memories, etc. This is the news all Snapchat users expect for many long years and many users also send a Snapchat username change petition online and trends on Twitter.
From February 23, 2022, onwards Snapchat users can change their username on both Android and iOS apps. Previously, users could only change their display name, but their username had to be the same.
Snapchat is a very popular social media platform mainly among young people, with millions of daily active users and billions of snaps being shared every day. This Snapchat app has been developed over the idea of disappearing messages, which turned out to be more successful, so other top social media platforms also implemented this feature. To create an account on Snapchat, users have to create a snap username. The username is a unique identifier that helps Snapchat to recognize a user.
However, users should keep in mind that they will only be able to change their Snapchat username once per year. Once you change your username, no one will be able to claim your old one, including you.
How To Change Snapchat Username
Open Snapchat Profile
Click Bitmoji on the top left corner of the screen and open the profile screen
Tap on the Settings icon (Gear Icon) at the top right corner.
Select Username, below on the ‘Name’ and Select ‘Change username’ marked in blue.
Snapchat will display a pop-up message as “Your username can only be changed once a year”.
Tap continue and change the Snapchat username as per your wish.
Tap ‘next’ and that is it.
Now finally your Snapchat username changed without making a new account. you can follow the above steps and change the snap username on both the iOS and android apps.
A few days back, Snap Inc announced that it’s partnering with Ticketmaster to launch a new way for users to discover live entertainment events within the Snap Map. The new “Ticketmatcher Mini” available in the app will match users with events they might be interested in based on their preferences.
A Snapchat spokesperson told TechCrunch that this feature is already in very early beta for a small set of U.S.-based creators, but they plan to roll it out more widely to Snap Stars in the upcoming months. These advertisements will appear as mid-roll ads inside their stories, and the snap creator will earn a share of the ad revenue. That payout is determined by a payment formula, which weighs factors like posting frequency and audience engagement.
Snapchat is rolling out a new tool for creators to monetize on the app by using their content in the creator marketplace. Snap puts efforts to keep the most popular content creators, brands, and influencers on its platform to get sponsored-content deals, after a limited launch in May only on Snap’s augmented-reality products. Snap hopes those deals will become a standard place and has added the ability to include a tag on sponsored content marking the posts as such. It’s also added a function for fans to tip influencers. The ongoing competition from the likes of Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Clubhouse, YouTube, and other social media platforms introduced monetization features to their users.
Now Snap also joined this race and they announced a new way for creators to get rewarded called Spotlight Challenges! Spotlight Challenges will offer Snapchatters the chance to win cash prizes from $250 to $25k for creating the best-performing Spotlight Snaps using specific sounds, AR Lenses, themes, or #Topics. Whether it be your funniest reactions or your best trick shot that highlights their unique voice, creativity, perspective, and personality.
Spotlight Challenges will be rolling out next month to Snapchat Users aged 16+ in the U.S., for both android and ios users with more other country markets coming in the following months. As you can see here, the new Spotlight Challenges will outline the specifics of each trend, as well as the prizes on offer for the best performing clips in each category.
“Spotlight Challenges will be available on the Trending Page, accessed via the trending up symbol on the top right corner of Spotlight within Snapchat. Select the Challenge you want to participate in to see that specific Challenge page, which will feature the Challenge description and entries submitted by the community. Tap “Challenge Details” for additional contest-specific details like available prizes and submission deadlines. Tap the camera icon to open the Snapchat camera. Create and submit!”
For each Challenge, the top 50 eligible content, relevant and highest viewed submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
Creativity & Originality, Innovative use of Snap Creative Tools.
Unique POV, and Entertainment Value.
Typically, each Challenge will feature an average of 3 to 5 winners, although occasionally we may select more or fewer winners (must be 16+ and resident of 50 U.S./D.C., Official Rules apply).
At its launch, in November last year, Snapchat announced that it would pay out $1 million per day, to be shared among the top-performing Spotlight clips, as means to incentivize engagement, and kick-start the offering. Which worked – by the end of Q1, Spotlight had jumped to 125 million monthly active users (out of Snapchat’s 280m total actives), but by that stage, Snap had already paid out $90 million in creator payments, with more to come, and the cost-to-benefit ratio was starting to look a little out of whack.
It could also provide a new revenue opportunity for the app, with brands eventually able to sponsor specific Spotlight trends relative to their promotions. It’s an interesting experiment by Snap that boosting potential engagement with this option, likely won’t help to appease Spotlight creators who have already seen their payment amounts reduce over time.
In addition to this feature, Snapchat’s also expanding its virtual gifting option to all ‘Snap Stars’ around the world. In May 2021, Snapchat first announced its virtual gifting process for verified Snap creators able to accept digital gifts, like the above animation, which can be purchased by users via on-platform tokens. For eligible to receive in-app gifts, you need to have a ‘Snap Star’ profile, which is the next level of creator account.
“When you send a Gift to a Creator, your Story Reply gets prioritized in their feed! You will be able to see when a Creator has opened your Gift, and they can reply 1:1 or share your reply to their Public Story!”
How to Get a Snapchat Creator Account?
To get a Snapchat creator profile, you must meet the below requirements:
Snapchat also updated its Creator Marketplace influencer/brand connection platform, with businesses now able to connect with Snap Stars in the app “to help elevate their marketing presence on the platform”.
Snapchat Creator Hub
And finally, Snapchat’s also launching a new Creator Hub which will provide Snapchat tips and its tools features to help improve platform knowledge and output for the users.
Birthdays are more special if your near and dear friends and family shared wishes with you. So that Snapchat recently included a ‘Birthdays Mini’ reminder tool which is a new way to remember friends’ birthdays and share celebrations within the app. This ‘Snap Mini’ feature enables Snapchatters to see recent and upcoming birthdays, as well as birthdays organized by Zodiac sign in Snapchat profile. Wish your friends a happy birthday with unique stickers and fun AR Lenses to celebrate their big day! This mini can even countdown your own birthday, right down to the second!
Snap said the Birthdays Mini is the first Snap Mini to include a lens sharing feature that enables themed lenses to be unlocked for use in Snaps or Stories. Only Snapchatters who have opted in to allow their birthday to be seen on the applications will be included in the Birthdays Mini, and birth years or ages are not displayed. Users can swipe up to reply to and join the Mini when they see it in a post or a Story.
Snap users are big on Zodiac signs and astrology. Last November, Snapchat also added Astrological Profiles, which provide users with insights into their star sign, and what that means for them and their relationships.
How To Check Birthdays Mini Feature
If you’re still new to the Mini feature, you can locate it by going into the Chat section and tapping on the rocket icon shown at the extreme right of the chat text field. You can also access the feature via the Snapchat (iOS and Android) Search field.
Snap Minis—bite-sized utilities built with HTML5 that work for all Snapchatters on all devices, with no installation required. Some of the other Minis already operating within Snapchat include experiences created by HBO Max, Poshmark, Movie Tickets by Atom, Register to Vote by DemocracyWorks, and others.
Increase Engagement in Snap
By introducing this feature Snapchat will get more users engaging around birthdays within the app, the same as Facebook’s Memories and ‘On This Day’ feature. On Facebook, millions of Facebook users visit their personal “On This Day” page every day. Indeed, back in 2017, Facebook reported that more than 155 million had opted-in, specifically, to receive notifications for the feature.
Snapchat recently launched a new market research tool called Snapchat Trends that highlights the most popular keywords shared with users in public stories. It does not include the use of keywords in direct chat or direct Snaps between users. This is the same as Google Trends, but specifically for Snap users. If you’re curious to know the near me Snapchat trends, you can also search for any keyword in Snapchat Trends to find out the search popularity and level to which it’s being used.
“Snapchat Trends highlights the most popular keywords shared with the Snapchat community via public Stories and My Stories that have been viewed by a large group, in addition to a searchable database of terms. With these insights, Snap is able to provide a new level of visibility into organic chatter on Snapchat, looking at what our community is talking about and showcasing popular Snaps that exemplify each trending topic.”
Snapchat’s user growth is gradually increasing compared to last year. In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Daily active users have increased to 293 million, which is a 23 percent growth from this time last year. This is the best Snap Inc growth prior is 22 percent, which happened four years ago.
These stats are even topping Twitter’s, which recently reported 206 million daily users in the second quarter. Overall revenue also increased over 116 percent to $982 million, which is its top growth rate yet. That’s faster than even that of Twitter and Facebook, at least right now.
Snapchat Trends incorporates a few elements. First, you’ll see a search bar followed by a list of top trends from the past week. There’s the main keyword search option, which auto-populates with search terms based on your entered text in the main field.
Users can also choose the specific region while searching. As of now, Snap provides only 4 countries’ data such as the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Below the main graph display, Snapchat also provides a set of example Snaps related to your search terms for context, which can further assist and ease your research process.
As well as Snap case studies and insights are valuable for your planning and strategy. You can have a lookup your brand mentions, or your competitors’ insights, and get an idea of how Snapchatters are responding to your products or campaigns, which could inform your strategy, and help you determine whether you should invest further in Snapchat marketing.
Product Market Research: Snap Trends data can help research organic consumer behavior to evaluate the overall market fit for your product or service whether is Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Automotive, or Entertainment.
Building Customer Personas: Snapchatters often share what they’re doing in their daily lives with their close friends. So thisTrends data can lead to useful insights when building a profile of who your target audience is, what they do throughout their days and weeks, like going to work, shopping online, and streaming the latest content online.
Competitive Research: This trends data can help you understand the market in which your brand, product, or service performs well. By analyzing multiple keywords you can easily compare how the conversation has evolved.
Creative Messaging & Copywriting: New and interesting language trends appear on Snapchat while communicating between users. This insight can assist brands with writing contextually relevant copy. Snap reported a 100% increase in mentions of the phrase “third-wheeling.” After deep analysis, it was a recurring trend that peaked almost every Friday and Saturday.
Researching Key Moments: Snapchatters not only use this app to celebrate major life events, but they also tend to celebrate those moments which are called Snapchat Holidays. Snapchat points to obscure holidays like National Ice Cream Day to International Women’s Day which creates opportunities for audience engagement. This tool can help you find the right moment to align a media strategy.
Pinterest also contains the trending search tool Pinterest Trends, which uses the same UI to facilitate research into keyword usage within Pins. Snapchat Trends is free to use and does not require you to have your own Snapchat account. Find the most popular keywords on Snapchat with the new Snapchat Trends tool.
Snapchat is one of the leading social media messaging applications used by more than 293 million users in the 2nd Quarter of 2021. It’s common for everyone who uses a mobile phone at night time, they feel their eyes strained. To avoid this most of all social media apps provide Dark Mode options in their applications.
What is Dark Mode?
Dark Mode aka night mode or bedtime mode is a setting where the color scheme of the app is altered to a darker landscape. The design reduces the light emitted by device screens while maintaining the minimum color contrast ratios required for readability. Research and studies show that dark themes can reduce strain on the eyes, especially when you are using your device in low-light conditions.
Dark mode settings help devices with OLED and AMOLED screens by consuming less power and saving on battery. The concept is simple. Each pixel on your OLED display is lit up individually. So, when your display background is white, all the pixels light up, consuming more power. In dark theme settings, the pixels turn black or don’t light up at all. But do remember that this will help only if you have a device with an OLED screen.
Dark Mode in Snapchat
Snapchat recently announced a dark mode feature for ios devices after many years. Soon they plan to provide this feature for android users too. In this article, we will have a look at how to enable Snapchat Dark Mode on both Android and iOS mobile apps.
How To Get Snapchat Dark Mode on iPhone
If you’re using Snapchat on an iPhone and worried about not getting the dark mode option like Android mobile users do, here is some happy news for you. In May 2021, Snapchat Inc launched a dark theme mode for all iOS users. So here it’s simple steps to enable dark mode on your ios mobile.
Open your Snapchat app on your iPhone and go to your profile.
Select the “Gear (Settings) Icon” in the top right.
Scroll Down on My Account and select “App Appearance.“
Now Select the “Always Dark” option in the shown list.
Finally, your Snapchat app is changed into dark mode. This feature is available for all iOS 13 and 14 users too. If you still can’t find the dark mode setting on the Snapchat app, update and use the latest version or contact the Snapchat support team for guidance. Snapchat is offering three different types of “Appearance” modes for iOS users to choose from. The first mode maintains a dark theme for the app regardless of the default iOS system theme, the second mode maintains a light theme for the app, and the third mode matches the iOS setting.
If you’re using the Snapchat app on an Android phone, it can be more tricky to get Dark Mode enabled because Snapchat hasn’t officially released it to the public yet. But there is another way to get a dark mode for Snapchat on your Android device.
For this, you need to activate Developer Mode which gives “force” Dark Mode on Snapchat.
To enable dark mode on your mobile device by tapping on Settings and then select the Display menu and enable dark mode.
Now Return to the settings menu and select the About Phone section.
Now Select “Software Information.”
Find “Build Number” and tap it 6 times continuously to activate developer mode.
Again Go Back to “Settings” and select the “Developer Options” that were just enabled.
Scroll down and Toggle the “Force Dark Mode.” So now you’ll find that Snapchat now runs in Dark Mode.
This is the common method to turn on the dark mode option in android phones. There are some other third-party apps also available to change dark mode on mobile. Substratum, DarQ, Dark Mode, and Blue Light Filter apps are quite easy to install and use. However, your Android device needs to be rooted for the app to work.
Snapchat is an American messaging application developed by Stanford University students Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel, and Bobby Murphy in 2011. It allows users to send photos (that are called ‘snaps’) that are viewable for only 1 to 10 seconds after that they will be deleted automatically. As of Q1, 2022 Snapchat has 332M daily active users, and 48% of users fall into the age group of 15-25 & 35% of users from 26-35 ages. This app is mostly used by American teens (102 M) and Indian (28 M) people as of April 2020. Via this platform over 180 million users have engaged with augmented reality.
Snapchat launched the Spotlight feature in November 2020 as a way to share the most entertaining user-generated content on this platform. By this Snapchat reports paying over $1 million daily to creators of the highest-performing content. Snapchat ranks as the 12th most popular social media application worldwide. An average of 5+ billion snaps are created every day and users spend a minimum of 30 minutes on Snapchat every day.
Emojis are the right way to communicate your feelings and thoughts to another person without using text mainly because it saves your time. These days, if you send a message to someone with plain text, they might think you’re upset or angry at them especially if it’s a close friend or your loved ones.
Snapchat emojis are different from all other messaging app emojis such as Facebook and Twitter. If you’re new to this Snapchat app, you will get doubts about how to change and use Snapchat emojis, and also you might face some difficulties. These Snapchat emoji themes are more multi-purpose than on other platforms to express your emotions in texts. In the Snapchat app, you can create an emoji called bitmoji to interact with your close friends.
The emojis on the app can be set automatically and manually which is mainly used to track the activity of you and your friends. When Snapchat assigns your chat an emoji, the metrics they look at include the number of snaps you send to one another, and how frequently you reply to each other’s messages. To see the emoji lists, open your Snapchat profile and go to the Friends section.
In this article, we will look at all the most used Snapchat emojis, their meaning, and how to use those snap emojis wisely.
What is Snapchat Emojis?
When Snapchat launched it used a “Best Friends” feature to display who you frequently send and receive messages on this app. But this information was available publicly so that anyone can tap on somebody’s profile and see their top 3 friends without their knowledge. This is the main reason to remove their “Snapchat Best Friends Emoji” system because top Snapchat users were concerned about their data privacy and security breaches.
The current Snapchat emoji feature is more user-friendly than the “Best Friends” ranking feature. Snapchat has a list of some symbols/icons and emojis. Snapchat symbols are used in expressing relationships between friends whereas Snapchat emojis are small visual images used in chats. The Snapchat emoji meanings are simple and easy to understand.
These Snapchat icons are used to know info on sent and received snaps. Below is the meaning of the Snapchat icons:
Purple color Arrow – contains snap with audio.
Open purple-colored arrow – Send snap was opened by someone with audio.
Red color arrow – snap does not go with the audio
Open red-colored arrow – snap opened by someone, and does not have audio
Open blue colored arrow – chat is opened
blue color arrow – sent chat
Open green colored arrow – chat viewed and received by the receiver
Zodiac Emoji on Snapchat
If you found the zodiac emoji end of your friend’s Snapchat username, that represents the following date ranges.
♈ Aries — March 21 – April 20
♉ Taurus — April 21 – May 21
♊ Gemini — May 22 – June 21
♋ Cancer — June 22 – July 22
♌ Leo — July 23 – August 22
♍ Virgo — August 23 – September 23
♎ Libra — September 24 – October 23
♏ Scorpius — October 24 – November 22
♐ Sagittarius — November 23 – December 21
♑ Capricorn — December 22 – January 20
♒ Aquarius — January 21 – February 19
♓ Pisces — February 20 – March 20
Snapchat Emojis List
Here we listed the 2020’s top most used and popular Snapchat emoji symbols, names with meaning for your understanding.
If your friends have replayed this person’s snaps in the past 24 hours.
If you see this emoji next to your friend’s name, you’re the #1 best friend with each other on Snapchat. You and that person send and received the most snaps.
If you see that Red Heart next to your friend’s name for over two weeks, you both are Best Friends (BFs).
If you see a couple of pink hearts next to that contact’s username for more than two months, then you both have BFF status.
This baby emoji indicates that you and that user just recently became friends on this Snap app.
Face With Sunglasses
The smiley face with sunglasses on shows one of your best friends is also their best friend. This means Mutual friends: you send a lot of snaps to someone they also send a lot of snaps to.
This awkward Grimacing smile emoji meaning is that your #1 Best Friend on Snapchat is also the user’s #1 Best Friend. You both have a strong connection with the same person.
This smirk emoji smile appears when you’re on the user’s Best Friends list while they aren’t on yours. It happens when you don’t send many snaps but they send you a lot.
The simple smiley face emoji define that you and the user are each other’s Best Friends and share a lot of snaps. This emoji also means you’re not top of your friend’s contact list but you are in their top eight.
This fire emoji is called Snapstreak. If you exchange Snaps with another user for several days in a row, you’ll see a fire emoji next to this friend’s name.
100-Day Snapstreak. If you and other users shared snaps 100 days in a row, you’ll see 100 emojis at the end of your friend’s username.
The hourglass Snapchat emoji shows that you need to send a Snap to this person as soon as possible if you want the continue Snapstreak.
This birthday cake emoji tells you that your friend has a birthday today. It only displays if your friend has the Birthday Party feature enabled in settings.
This sparkles emoji indicates that you and the user are sharing a Snapchat group chat together.
How to Use Emojis on Snapchat
The above-explained Snapchat emojis are the default options that are assigned to all the contacts on your friends list. You can also set your unique emojis for particular users if your friends that already have Friend Emojis assigned to them by Snapchat.
To customize your friend emojis, follow the below steps:
Open your Snapchat profile.
Go to Settings.
For Android Users, scroll down and find Customize Emojis.
For iOS Users, scroll down, and find Additional Services > Manage > Friend Emojis.
If you want a Snapchat emoji guide to copy and paste, there are lots of online emoji-providing websites available. If you search on Google and Pinterest you will get more Snapchat emoji ideas, emoji creators, Snapchat emoji games, and Snapchat emoji themes to customize your own emojis as per your thoughts. Snapchat also provides some reserved emojis for verified Snapchat account users.
Snapchat Story Emojis
Here are some of the most popular Snapchat story emojis of verified accounts
? Alien Monster Emoji: Joe Jonas (username: joseadam)
?Balloon Emoji: Rihanna (username: rihanna)
? Bicep Emoji: Arnold Schwarzenegger (username: arnoldschnitzel)
?Tulip Emoji: Jessica Alba (username: jessicaalba)
⬆️ Up Arrow Emoji: One Direction (username: onedirection)
Whether you use Snapchat to make friends or to spy on your children or any other person’s internet usage, it’s good to be aware of each of the Snapchat emoji meanings. It’s a good way to keep track of your connections on the app.
It’s called ? Smirking Face. It’s used to shows the feelings including smugness, cheeky humor, self-confidence, self-indulgence, mischief, cheeky humor, and general satisfaction.
The grinning face ? with smiling eyes emoji expresses joy, happiness, cheerfulness, or excitement. It might also be used to show an ironic attempt at positivity when things are grim.
Two heart symbols ? with staggered up and down emoji is widely used to express love, romance, affection, pleasure, or happiness.
Snapchat launched a new set of wellness and mental health tools, including a search tool called “Here For You” sources tells Axios. The ultimate goal of this would be to ensure that searches for terms that suggest someone is struggling with their mental health would lead to accurate and constructive content like depression, suicide, and anxiety.
Features of “Here For You” Tool
Snapchat’s ‘Here For You’ feature will have a separate section within Snapchat’s search results. When users enter the types in words which could imply that they need help with health and wellness issues.
This feature includes mental health experts, as well as content from partners on topics such as anxiety, mental health, and suicide.
For example, if a user were to type the word “anxiety” into Snapchat’s search function, it shows a new series “Chill Pill” would surface, as well as episodes of some of its other popular shows that show anxiety-relieving videos.
It also surfaces Snapchat’s original programming from Snapchat that talks about issues like suicide or depression in a constructive way.
Snapchat Explained “We’re starting with a new feature, called Here For You, that will provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing mental health or emotional crisis, or who may be curious to learn more about these issues and how they can help friends dealing with them. Here For You, which will roll out in the coming months, will show safety resources from local experts when Snapchatters search for certain topics, including those related to anxiety, depression, stress, grief, suicidal thoughts, and bullying.“
Health and Wellness Features on Other Social Platforms
Many social media platforms are starts to invest in health and wellness areas to ensure the wellbeing and loyalty of their users.
Pinterest introduced emotional wellness activities like deep breathing exercises for users searching for resources around matters like anxiety or stress.
Instagram has focused heavy resources on combating bullying on its platform and has worked to expand its suicide content ban.
Nowadays, many Snap users engaged with lenses, filters and creative tools that promote safety and privacy, which include new Filters and our first-ever Snappable quiz. Snapchat encourages all users to check out these new Filters and their quiz features to create a safer internet!
Helpline Number for Suicide Prevention
If anyone struggling with mental health issues, there are always lots of people ready to help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers a free phone service on 1-800-273-8255 and a live online chat facility.