Cold Snaps: Send us your snow photos on Snapchat

February 12, 2014

It’s getting really cold out there. We’d love to see what that looks like via your Snaps to us! Here is how you can send them, including the ability to add the temperature from your location:

[Update: Check out the #coldsnaps highlights]

First, download the Snapchat app on your phone and register for an account — all you need is an e-mail address and birthday. Navigate by swiping right/left on your screen.

You’ll then see four screens (from left to right):

  • Snapchat (The green nav bar at the top): This is where you can see Snaps sent directly to you. Click the gear icon on the top right to get to Settings. Under ‘Additional services’ click ‘Manage’ — then allow ‘Smart Filters’ to enable the ability to add temperature on top of your Snaps.

  • Camera: This is where you snap photos. When you take one, start swiping to the right, before you save it or send it to ‘washingtonpost’ — you’ll get to a screen that overlays the weather from your location on top of your selfie. We want this! And will display in our Snapchat and in storm coverage across the Washington Post.

  • My Friends: You can view snaps in two places: The Snapchat screen or the My Friends screen. To look at a snap, tap down on a name with a notification image near it and hold… the snap will appear.
  • Add Friends (this is where you add us!): Keep swiping right to add friends. Click on the magnifying glass to search for users. We’re ‘washingtonpost‘ on Snapchat.

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