How to create a Snapchat account?

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Based on the sharing of photos and videos, Snapchat or Snap Inc., is the second most used social media in Spain. It is also the preferred network for young people under 20. If you too want to start using this trendy and fun app, follow this tutorial which explains how to create a Snapchat account.

Note that to take full advantage of the network, it is important that each user knows how to manage and secure their Snapchat account, otherwise they may endanger their privacy and security without even being aware of it.

Install Snapchat on your mobile device

To create an account on Snapchat, you must start by downloading the application on your smartphone or tablet. Remember that it is free and available on Android as well as on iOs.

1. To download the Snapchat app, go to the Google Play Store or the App Store on your mobile device. Then type “Snapchat” in the store's search bar. Once you see the app logo appear - a white ghost on a yellow background - press the “Install” button.

2. Snapchat will load in seconds. Then select "Open" at the bottom right of your screen.

The social network is now installed on your mobile! To create an account, now view the second part of our tutorial.

Notes : later you may have to return to the store since this is also where Snapchat updates are made.

Create a Snapchat account

1. Open the Snapchat app by tapping on the white and yellow logo installed on your device. If, in the continuity of the previous part, you have just proceeded to the download, directly select the button "Register" at the bottom right of the colored page which has just opened.

2. With this page, Snapchat prompts you to allow access to various settings on your device when prompted. The choice is yours, and you can completely prevent the application from accessing things that you don't think are useful. For now, just press "Continue".

3. Enter your first and last name. You do not have to provide your real identity, but it is preferable in the event of account theft. Note that the two names you choose will be used by Snapchat to create your username, that is to say the identity that will be displayed on your profile and which will allow your contacts to identify you. Once it is done, select "I register and I agree".

4. Snapchat will then ask for your consent to access some of your personal information. You can therefore refuse or authorize access by selecting the corresponding mention.
There will be other such pages to validate or invalidate before finalizing your account.

5. Then enter your date of birth and confirm using the "Continue" button. People wishing to use Snapchat must be at least 13 years old to register.

6. A profile name is assigned to you in relation to the information you have provided. Press "Continue" to go to the next step.

7. Now is the time to create your password. Choose a combination that you are not using for any other account. It must be at least eight characters long and contain different symbols. Then tap the "Continue" button.

8. To register, you will need to enter your mobile number or your e-mail address. Once it's done, hit "Continue".

9. A verification code will be sent to you on your mobile (or on your e-mail address if applicable). Write it in the space provided. The page will then load on its own, if this is not the case press "Continue".

10. Snapchat now offers you to import your contacts to easily find them on the application. You can either "Skip" or "Continue".

11. Finally, in order to be able to use Snapchat's services, you must allow the media to access your camera and storage space. Press "Activate".

The application is now installed: a new adventure begins! You can now start using Snapchat by finding your loved ones on the network and sending them personalized photos and videos that will only be visible for a few seconds.


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