Snapchat user’s guide


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Step 1: Download Snapchat for free using the AppStore on your mobile device(s).

Step 2: Create a new account for your program.snapchat

Follow the steps as snapchat prompts, including creating a username and name for your account. Your username and name should be short and explain your program! E.g. for the program Coffee and Climate Change in Costa Rica program, a username could be CRcoffee_climate the name could be “Costa Rica Coffee and Climate Change.”

Hint: use the same username across all social media platforms!

Step 3: Add friends. 

To help you “find” friends, Snapchat uses the phone numbers stored in your device’s address book to connect you with the people you know.  To allow Snapchat access to your contacts, tap “OK” when you see the following notification:


Keep in mind that when sending a snap, you select each individual recipient – you do not need to send it to everyone!

Step 4: Snap! 

Once you have your account set up, you can begin snapping. When you open the app you will see the following: