Now that everyone’s at home, waiting to meet up with friends and family again, there is no better way than to stay in touch with others than through Snapchat. This multifunctioning app allows us to keep in touch, even with people on the other side of the world. Nobody deserves life in isolation. Therefore, we should stay connected to others in any way we can. Here are a few tips to stay connected through Snapchat.
Create a Group
Whether you miss your friends or your family, creating a group in Snapchat is an ideal way to virtually get together. While a text or WhatsApp group is fine, Snapchat allows you to send pictures and videos of your real-time activities. When you want to chat, there’s always someone online to reply to you. Or when you find a funny image, you only have to share it once, rather than with 10 individual people. It’s easier to stay in touch when you don’t have multiple open chats to reply to.
Invite Others for Online Activities
As mentioned above, the video function in Snapchat is a great way to share your real-time activities. This function also opens up the potential to invite friends to do an activity together. For instance, if you’re cooking a delicious homemade meal, you can instantly share the recipe by filming your process. However, you can also invite your friends to watch a movie at the same time and to share your response through pictures, videos, and chat logs.
Talk to Strangers
Snapchat has multiple ways to connect with strangers. One way is by diving into the discovery page and looking for people you think upload exciting content. Another way is by manually adding snapchat usernames to your friend-list. You can find these usernames through other online platforms, or you can ask your friend if they know someone you could connect with.
By talking to strangers, you broaden your horizons and allow yourself to make new friends when there’s a spark between the two of you. It’s also exciting to get to know someone from a different country or culture. There is so much you can learn!
This tip can also be interpreted in two ways. First of all, by keeping your profile active and up to date, you are much more likely to have long and exciting conversations with your friends, family, and classmates. Staying connected requires active input from both parties.
Another way to stay active is by filming your home workout routine. Show your friends how active you are and invite them to do the same!
The most important thing is to keep an eye out for your own mental health and that of your friends. Staying inside all day can feel horrible, but everything is better when you have friends and a support system.