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Snapchat Tricks Your Store Needs to Try

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 6/28/16 4:00 AM
Topics: social media, snapchat

There are hundreds of millions of users sharing billions of photos and videos each day on Snapchat, and the biggest demographic just so happens to be the 18-24 age bracket. For your store, that means students. If you can find a way to execute a solid Snapchat plan that those students will find engaging, you might end up with a bigger user base than ever before. In order to accomplish that goal, there are just a few things you're going to want to try out:

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Record video without holding down the capture button

This makes it easier to hold your phone steady and flip back and forth between the front and rear camera. You need to be on an iOS device to use this hack.

How to do it

  1. Access Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Go to Accessibility
  4. Under the Interaction section, turn on the AssistiveTouch feature and a small icon will appear on the right side of your screen
  5. Tap Create New Gesture
  6. On the New Gesture page, hold your finger on the screen and let the blue bar at the bottom max out
  7. Tap Stop
  8. Save and name the gesture
  9. Open Snapchat and before you start recording a video tap the small icon
  10. Select Custom and a circle should appear on the screen
  11. Now simply tap the capture button and your Custom gesture will take care of the rest
— Michael Aynsley, Hootsuite
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About Joe Clarkin

Joe Clarkin is a former copywriter at MBS. When he’s not working or studying, you’re most likely to find him reading a book or watching a game.

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