Instagram First, Snapchat Second

Snapchat is ridiculous. Like Instagram, it makes you see the world around you but focuses less on an edited environment and more on jokes.

What makes Snapchat really fun are the add-ons: the emojis, the doodle option, the speed and time stamps. The filters are ok but unnecessary since your story doesn’t need to be perfect. At the end of the day, you just want your friends to giggle.

In short, don’t overthink Snapchat. The images shouldn’t be perfect but rather conversational.  Remember that you’re chatting through images rather than text.  Here’s one from my walk home last night that I published to Stories.  

Snapchat name is bombtune


Instagram and Snapchat are different mediums for storytelling everyday life. Knowing when to Instagram and when to Snapchat goes back to your intentions and depends on your environment.

Personally, I think Instagram first, or photo first, as I’m always in exploratory mode. I’ll switch to Snapchat-only when I just want to have more fun.  It’s worth noting that Snapchat is more real-time than Instagram since the app constricts you to capturing and publishing in that moment before you can move on to the next Snap.

Life is about beauty and laughter. Instagram and Snapchat go together to reveal both a perfect and unedited life.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.