I found myself deleting Snapchat a few months ago. It was just one of those moments I vowed off of social media because I felt it was already prohibiting me from “living in the moment.” Inevitably, I went back and reinstalled it. I found myself spending too much time on Two Dots and I’d really rather see Kylie Jenner’s vain snaps. That said, here are eight reasons why I’m obsessed with the app.
1. Mundane moments can become extraordinary.
Even when you're alone at home and bonding with your dog, the app somehow helps you cherish even the most mundane moments of your life. The fast forward, slow motion, and reverse features can bring new perspectives to those moments. You can even use two at a time!
2. You don’t have to care about adhering to a certain aesthetic.
Unlike Instagram, you don't have to curate your Snapchat story all the time. So go ahead, take lots of videos of you lip syncing to Selena Gomez.
3. The daily dose of popular news
Browsing for news every day on different websites can take up forever, but with Snapchat partnering with various media groups like DailyMail, Mashable, and Buzz Feed, you can stay updated on the trending topics! How convenient, right?
4. It’s a great way to catch up with friends.
With Snapchat’s "live feature," you can video chat with your friends anytime you want given that they’re also online. It's basically the Skype of millennials.
5. Embarrassing nights out would only last for 24 hours (or less).
Unlike Facebook, there's no need for a panic attack when trying to delete an embarrassing video of yourself from last night’s drinking sesh because Snapchat already does it for you. Every snap has a lifespan of only 24 hours. Also, it can never be saved by other people (unless it's a photo, and even if they do, at least you’ll know.)
6. You can livestream important events in your life.
From your little brother’s graduation rites to your best friend’s engagement, the app is there to make sure everyone can be a part of it! Especially those who are thousands of miles away.
This may as well be the unique selling point of Snapchat. From dog ears to face swapping, users always get a blast with their regularly updated choice of filters! Come on, don't tell me you haven't tried that flower crown yet.
8. Keeping up with the Kardashians
Because I won't believe you if you tell me you’re not following at least one person from the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
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