Snapchat is a social media platform and multimedia messaging app that can be downloaded on Android and iOS mobile devices. Snapchat users are able to share pictures and videos with friends while adding filters to their content.

Snaps, or messages, sent through Chat are meant to delete right after they are viewed unless users select save a Snap. Users can also choose how long messages can stay viewable after they send or if they choose to save the messages.

What is Snapchat used for?

Snapchat is used for sending and sharing messages, pictures and videos with other Snapchat users. Users can also send Snaps out to their followers by publishing content on their Snapchat public profile. Snapchat is well known for their camera filters. Businesses and brands oftentimes incorporate the app into their marketing strategy to make the most out of branded app filters and Snap ads. The app’s other available features include:

  • Stories
  • Facial recognition filters
  • Geofilters
  • Voice and video calls
  • Chat
  • Snap Map
  • Polls
  • Bitmoji

Snapchat lingo

Users on the app often use unique words to refer to specific app functions. Below we explain what some of the most used Snapchat lingo signifies.

What are streaks on Snapchat?

A Snapchat streak indicates that two Snapchat friends exchange content from messages to pictures back and forth within a 24-hour period for at least three days in a row. The snapstreak number pops up next to a fireball emoji.

What is quick add on Snapchat?

Snapchat’s quick add feature is a feature where users can add their mutual friends or people from their phone list. It’s a speedy way for users to add their friends without having to go and search for them.

What is Spotlight on Snapchat?

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Spotlight on Snapchat is a section meant for discovering popular short-form video content, maximum of 60-seconds made by users on the app. Users can also sort through trending Snaps, no matter who made them, based on sounds or topics.

What is cache on Snapchat?

Snapchat cache is the saved data area on the app which helps Snapchat work quickly. Users often clear their cache to free up storage space or fix problems. According to Snapchat, clearing your cache won’t get rid of any of your memories, or delete snaps, or chats.

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