Snapchat–the self-deleting picture app–has blown up in the last 2 years or so as one of the hottest apps available in the marketplace. People send Snapchats all day, every day and they’re the perfect way to inform everyone exactly what sort of shenanigans they’re getting into in 10 seconds or less.
It’s a great app-but like any app-there’s a lot of ways to screw it up. Good thing you’ve got COED here to tell you what to do and what not to do when it comes to Snapchat. Here’s the 10 snapchat commandments so that you don’t mess it all up…
1. Thou shalt not send Snapchats that are less than 5 seconds.
By the time you get the damn thing, it’s already gone.
2 Thou Shalt Not Send Blurry Pictures
If you’re taking the time to send a Snapchat, have the common courtesy to make sure whoever you’re sending it to can actually see it.
3. Thou Shalt Send Relevant Pictures To Relevant People
Oh, it’s you and your best friend from high school reunited? Only send it to people who know both of you.
4. Thou Shalt Snapchat Food Pictures
It’s fine. Just please-for the sake of all mankind-keep the food pictures off of Instagram.
5. Thou Shalt Send Illicit Photos
This should be a given, seeing as how that’s sort-of why Snapchat exists, but go ahead and send a Snap video of you hitting that blunt because in 8 seconds, it’s gone forever.
6. Thou Shalt Stop Snapping Five Pictures In A Row
You know what the quickest way to get blocked on Snapchat is? To send 5 pictures right in a row from whatever concert you’re wasted at.
7. Thou Shalt Not Make “My Story” More Than 30 Seconds
Sure, you could have a 75 second “My Story” status or you could be conscious of not wasting your Snapchat friends’ time.
8. Thou Shalt Send Selfies
Listen-nothing is worse than an Instagram account filled with nothing but selfies, but if you must selfie, then selfie on Snapchat and let it be gone within 10 seconds.
9. Thou Shalt Use The Paint Tool
Make liberal use of that hilarious “paint” effect. Draw on yourself, give yourself a mustache, make it interesting.
10. Thou Shalt Not Send A Snap & Then Put It In Your Story
Either make it your story or send it as a personal Snap. Pick one, dammit.