HOW TO START A CHAT ON SNAPCHAT?
Snapchat is perfect for funny filters, but mastering how to start a conversation on Snapchat? Here’s how to do it in a fun and flirty way.
Snapchat is the perfect place to goof around, whether you’re sending selfies to your friends or posting too many cat videos. But if you want to talk to someone and actually carry on a conversation, it takes a bit more effort than just sharing photos. Here’s how to start a conversation on Snapchat the right way!
Chatting via your phone has become totally normal. It is actually probably more common than talking face to face these days *sadly*. But when you like someone, saying “hey, what’s up?” via text message can be a bit nerve-racking. Snapchat removes some of that intensity by offering a safe place.
Snapchat actually gives you the perfect opportunity to say hello to someone you like, minus the awkwardness of introducing yourself like you would in any typical real-world scenario.
Just like tagging someone in a meme on Instagram, starting a conversation on Snapchat feels a little more subtle and natural. This way, something gives you an excuse to say hello, rather than being vulnerable and starting a conversation out of the blue.
Snapchat is casual, and another plus is privacy. So if you’re reaching out to your crush, your friends won’t see it on their activity page. *cue a sigh of relief!*
You can send a photo and message back and forth and keep it just between you two. There is also a lot less judgment on Snapchat than on other apps. There aren’t likes or followers. It is more of a free platform. It seems to be the one app you don’t have to worry about, perhaps because everything disappears after 24 hours.
First, open the app. Just kidding. I’m sure you already have it opened. A great place to start is by watching this person’s story. And check to see if they watched yours. This may give you some background on what they’re interested in or find funny. What do they normally post about?
Do they go to the gym daily? Are they always posting their food? Or are they pretty quiet?
Plus, if your crush or whoever you want to chat with watches your story regularly, you may feel a bit more confident about starting that conversation.
1. Use stories
If you want an in or are looking for a subtle way to figure how to start a conversation on Snapchat, simply reply to their story. But when you do that, make sure you’re not generic.
Avoid just saying LOL or haha. Try to say something that leads into a conversation. Or even better, an open-ended question – Ask a question or bring up something that the post reminded you of. This way, you can actually interact with a full conversation. [Read: How to not be a boring texter and get your crush excited to talk to you]
2. Snap directly
If you want to be super subtle, post to your story and hope they respond. But sending them something is the best way to get a response.
Maybe send them a screenshot of a song you’re listening to that you know they like. Or send a photo of your pet. Everyone loves a cute furry friend picture.