High profile streamers have left the platform in droves, and it’s been described as a “shell of its former self”. There isn’t a like-for-like ethical alternative to Periscope as yet, although that could change Snapchat in the next few years. Periscope, a live video streaming app acquired by Twitter before it launched in 2015, is used to stream videos via a mobile app, and is great for anything from journalism to live events. Available on iOS, Android, and desktop devices, with lots of good features. You can talk with friends, check out the latest news, or find a community to join.
Have your friend do the same so that you can both start sending and receiving Snaps from each other. You may need to be added back by the person you added to your friends list before you can start communicating. This depends on the other person’s privacy settings. Your messages will be stuck “Pending” until you are added back.
The more options you have, the better– at least in this case. Sharing a mix of images and videos can keep users interested and engaged; images are easy to edit and quick to view, and videos (in all their ten-second glory) are dynamic and feel alive. With Snapchat’s reported 8+ billion video views, using multiple types of media never hurt. If sites like Facebook and Instagram are all about transparency, Snapchat has taken that transparency to a whole new level. A great example of a brand who used influencers wisely was Audi.
- For instance, being able to re-upload old Snaps or create new Stories by mix and matching old Snaps or even media you already have saved on your device.
- With the rise of technology, making friends online is a growing and common occurrence.
- Many people feel worried about the number of unknown people following them and seeing their posts.
- Left on delivered means the recipient did not even take the time to open and read the snap.
- When that happens, you don’t want them vanishing into the ether.
I also contribute to BBC World Service and Al Jazeera English and am an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. I’ve written for the New York Times and, for 18 years, was a syncdicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times. My advice for parents is to talk with your kids about Snapchat, Instagram and other photo-sharing apps.
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It’s easy for someone to take a screenshot while in a chat and share it with whomever they want. Even though you can remove tweets, your followers can still read what you wrote until it’s gone. This can get kids in trouble if they say something in the heat of the moment.
On the other hand, Snap is trying to diversify content in users’ Spotlight feed and mitigate against “echo chambers” in a way the company claims will distribute views more fairly across a broad group of creators. Since then, the president has violated Snapchat’s rules against hate speech, incitement of violence and misinformation dozens of times. The content, though, was pulled down minutes after he posted it. The tech firm is the latest company to take a tougher stance against Trump, who’s been under more scrutiny for pushing baseless claims of voter fraud. Five people died as a result of the riot at the US Capitol, which happened as US lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden as the next US president. Twitter last week permanently banned Trump after he posted tweets that violated the site’s rules against glorifying violence.