3 Simple Steps to Send Videos on Snapchat

It’s no secret that Snapchat is one of the biggest social media platforms out there today. Bolstering what Business Insider calls a likely “200 million” users and holding strong at nearly 50 million webpage views a month, Snapchat is something that if you don’t know, you need to know. Snapchat allows it’s users to send pictures to one another without the sender having to worry that their image was saved – though, of course there are workarounds. Less known however, is that Snapchat users are allowed to send one another videos!

In this content, we’ll discuss three basic steps to send a Snapchat user a video. Thankfully, thanks to Snapchat’s super simple dashboard, it’s likely a lot easier than you think.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

If you don’t already have snapchat on your phone, go ahead and download it. Snapchat is available for both Android devices and Apple devices and can also be used on BlackBerry devices provided you do a little extra work and deal with some uncomfortable error messages. Once on your phone, go ahead and open Snapchat, you’ll be asked to “create an account.” Once created, you’re halfway there to sending a video through Snapchat.

Step 2: Hold the “Ö”

Once you’re inside the Snapchat app, you’ll see an ”Ö” at the bottom of the screen. Normally this button is used for taking pictures. However, holding the button reveals something completely different. Hold the button until it Turns Pink, once it’s pink, you’re taking a Snapchat video! Simple hold the button until the desired video is shot and you’re done! Keep in mind though, you can’t send videos over 10 seconds to your friends and videos over ten seconds often “suffer in quality.”

Step 3: Send Your Snapchat!

The final step is to send your Snapchat! To do this, click the arrow in the lower right-hand corner and select the contact you want to send the Snapchat video to! Once you’ve selected the contact to send to, send it! The contact will receive your Snapchat message and you’re done!

Using these steps you’ll be on your way to easily and simply sending Snapchat videos to your friends!

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It's very easy to remember these three Simple Steps to Send Videos on Snapchat.