Many people around the world use the powerful communication tool WhatsApp and it's easier than any other form of communicating. For some of them this is the only way to interact with people.
|Screenshot of WhatsApp Online|
You can use WhatsApp and work in the same time on your PC or Mac by accessing WhatsApp in your browser. If you do not know how to use WhatsApp On-line here are 4 simple steps with screen-shots.
fave is an extention for Chrome that adds new design to Facebook.
fave changes only the layout, not the functionality of Facebook.
The new look have 2 columns and less elements.
fave adds timer, quick links to groups, pages newsfeed, events and calendar, photos of friends and more.
LINE is a mobile app that let's you show social updates, free voice and video call and chats with user friendly design. The cool stickers that suit every life situation can help in the quick communications overcoming any language barrier issues.
LINE is a great mobile chat application and the most used messenger in Japan. Now you can use it with a Chrome browser on your PC or Mac. Here are the 8 simple steps with screen-shots.
|Screenshot from LINE Web Version for Chrome|
Snapchat is a Messenger, in which the messages destroy after even a short period of time. Here, pictures and short videos are sent, which can be additionally equipped with text or paintings. There are also a few filters.
Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat, has made a video to the Declaration of Snapchat. Watching it is worth.
The self-destruction of messages is not only a fun feature, but also causes that you have to be alert at Snapchat! Skim quickly a few messages? Run the video by the way? Just click the pictures? This makes little sense at Snapchat, because then they're gone. So you have to be aware, one must look at the snaps, you must focus on. Or you miss it. Forever!
The idea of Snapchat is good. After all, more than 100 million active users now far beyond 1 billion images and videos - send daily! Half of the users is a social network of young people between 16 and 24.
The economy also is impressed by Snapchat. Already in the spring, which was rated start-up with a value of $ 16 billion. Comparison, Facebook took over beginning 2014 the measurement of Messenger service WhatsApp for $ 19 billion. He had however already 450 million users. A range of Facebook was already knocked out by Snapchat. The value of the company can increase still to a lot.
First a warning: what you first must get at Snapchat, (apart from the fact that the app is not really intuitive to use) are the few feedback possibilities. In stories they can respond directly but recently on a single snap, but likes, comment columns, or even the possibility to share the posts of others, completely missing on Snapchat. This is weird at the beginning. But release helps. Finally you must resign himself also, that after 10 seconds the snaps are gone. Absolutely unusual and new for all social media users.
Snapchat in private usePrivate use is the core of Snapchat. Two friends send each other pictures and videos and to communicate about it. Who lack meaningful facial expression, can write his answer in the photo or paint. The chat is fast, he is authentic and in contrast to WhatsApp and co, Snapchat offers the opportunity to actually see. Self destruction, calls to Snapchat can be also quite personally. The fun factor is also unrivalled high!
Here is the same as for private use: Snapchat offers the chance to communicate authentically. And you should do it just as a company or a brand. High-gloss images can be neither create nor share the app. There is no second Instagram. Finally this is the appeal for companies. And here too: let go and relax. Then it works also with Snapchat in corporate communications.
Snapchat for companies and brands
Storytelling is the key word on Snapchat, at least for businesses and brands. Because a man is forced to tell, on the other hand you can do so in any other app stories in his stories. Finally, all snaps expire one after the other. The storyboard walked right through and must be can't compete with other in the newsfeed or interrupt itself. The user in the story is in there, he also stay as long as it is well done. Best practice there are of course many. Still to come mostly from the United States. Five randomly fretted out examples, whatever you can do as a company on Snapchat:
Amazon (username: amazon) snappt also. The brand shows its employees, for example, on Snapchat what happens in the Office, etc. A typical look behind the scenes. With Snapchat, you have but somehow the feeling to be there. More than a YouTube video. There are also cheap offer via Snapchat.