Hot on the heels of its design amendments last week, Snapchat is back with yet another update dubbed Snapcodes. This feature makes it a child’s play to share online content within the app. Also, the application lets you create Snapcodes to open any website within its in-app browser. For now, the feature is only available for iOS users.
This is a good news for online content makers who are continuously looking for sharing their pages within the Snapverse. Given that users won’t be compelled to leave the app to view them rather than they have to interact with these custom Snapcodes. And it can be a win for the social media platform as users will be less likely to leave the app. Furthermore, it will push users’ engagement and help to collect more user data for intended ad campaigns.
However, the most attention-grabbing part of Snapchat Update for iOS is that you can create Snapcodes to open any website, even if it’s patently NSFW. It’s an ultra-fine yet smart move on the social app’s part that will definitely help further in enticing brands to use the popular ephemeral sharing platform.
You can create Snapcodes to open any website with a simple three-step process. Let us walk you throughout the simple process.
How to Create Snapcodes
1. Navigate to the Settings menu and select Snapcodes
2. Tap on the Create Snapcode option
3. Enter a URL and hit the Create button
That’s quite easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy, right? So, just create Snapcodes and share it with your friends.
Like personal Snapcodes, you can add an image from your phone or a website and resize it accordingly to fit inside the Snapchat ghost logo.
The completed Snapcode to open site will be saved to your phone’s camera roll. You can use it anywhere like you can post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or you can print it on a billboard. If you’re in a mad rush about Snapcodes, then you can put a tattoo of your created codes on your body as well.
In order to open a website’s link from your Snapcodes, take a picture of your code with Snapchat’s in-app camera. Now, a pop-up will appear, asking you if you want to open the link. As a safety measure, URL-loaded Snapcodes will include the website’s domain that is being linked to.
With this new Snapchat feature, we will most likely see many trades taking benefit of this update for connecting with their clients. In previous times, both businesses, as well as individuals, could only have Snapcodes for their Snapchat profiles, restricting the amount of true interaction with those who snapped these codes. Now with the latest update, you can create Snapcodes that can be used to open any URL, be it a YouTube video, picture, or a website – the possibilities are infinite.
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