As with any social network, much of your Snapchat experience will depend on who you follow, but on this one you’re less likely to find carefully composed posts.
Instead of left- or right-hand anchored menus, Snapchat has users swipe to access other elements of the service.
For instance, from the camera, swipe to the right and the chat screen will appear, swipe down and your account preferences will drop in, and swipe left to view other users’ snaps.
These filters aren’t obvious, but they’re a great way to give life to your boring adult snaps.
There are even some cool geo-located filters based on where you are, whether it’s in a city or at an event.
And finally, at the bottom right you’ll see an arrow.
Tap that when you’re ready to share your snap with your friends.
If you want something longer than that, you’ll need to build a Snapchat Story, which is what the third button at the bottom left is for, but more on that later.
The second button is a download button so you can save your snaps to your smartphone, which doesn’t happen automatically.
Hidden from plain view, you have to know how to access them to use them.