The scissor icon lets you cut out something from your picture to save as a sticker for adorning future snaps.
And the timer allows you to choose how long the image will exist when sent to friends.
Fortunately, I’ve spent hours puzzling through the labyrinthine digital corridors that make up Snapchat, and I can teach you the tricks. Snapchat gets a bad rap when it comes to its confusing navigation, but if you look at things at a zoomed-out level, it’s actually pretty simple.
Like it or not, Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging platforms out there today, one that’s grown dramatically from its original reputation of “that app that people use for sexting” into a huge social network in its own right. There are five main screens to using the Snapchat app: the primary camera, and the four you get to by swiping in a direction. Swipe down, the memories area where you can save snaps.
Snapchat supports three kinds of messages — still photos, videos, and text.Tap the white circle to take a picture, tap and hold to take video.Controls in the top right let you turn on a night mode, toggle flash, and switch between the front- and rear-facing cameras.Video chatting enables web users from all around the world to chat anywhere at anytime.Even people with very little knowledge of computers can start chatting right away.From the beginning, Snapchat has never been a particularly intuitive app to use.