Since its inception, Snapchat has consistently attracted a particularly younger crowd. At the time of writing, it is one of the most popular social media platforms on the planet. Users love to share their moments on Snapchat and are always looking for ways to become better storytellers.
A great way to interact with your followers is to create collages on Snapchat. Now, maybe you think that there is no such function in Snapchat. Well, you’re right… sort of, but not really. Here are two ingenious ways to make your story stand out and impress your audience with collages.
So Many Memories, So Little Time
Ever have a great idea for your story but need a few videos to tell it? It’s going to be a little tedious to get your followers notified every 15 minutes for the next episode of your masterpiece. Sometimes you need some time to set up your next snap, but you don’t want to break the continuity. Here’s how to unleash your inner Spielberg.
- Turn on airplane mode — This step is required to allow you to queue your uploads. If your device does not have internet access, it will try and fail to upload your snapshots. But don’t worry, we’ll upload them all at once.
- Launch Snapchat and start shooting — When you open the app, it will immediately show you the camera. Create the first of your images or videos.
- Add snaps to your story — Once you are satisfied, tap the add icon to add the attachment to your story. You must be in airplane mode so that your device does not have internet access. You may get a warning message saying “you don’t have an internet connection” or the installation will fail. Go ahead and repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve completely told your story.
- Turn off airplane mode — You are on the home border. Turn airplane mode off again and go to your “Stories” screen. Once there, tap the three-dot icon (⁝) in the upper right corner.
- Upload your snapshots — This is where the magic happens. You’ll see a “Tap to try again” message for each snap that failed to load. Work from the bottom up, the last addition in the list is the first thing you do. Upload them all in quick succession and marvel at your creativity!
One thing to keep in mind is that your snaps will still bear the timestamp when you made them, not when you uploaded them. Of course, they will be deleted when they expire, but not together, they will be deleted when they expire.
A Little Outside Help
The other way to spice up your stories with a collage is much simpler but effective. This method is a bit more restrictive as it only works with photos. Snapchat lets you upload photos from your phone’s gallery instead of taking a photo directly in the app. You can use this feature and combine it with another app to make your story stand out.
There are many great apps that let you create stunning collages simply and quickly. If you don’t want to spend it, good options include PicCollage and Layout. Diptic is also a great option if you want to use a paid app. Choose the one that suits you and create a collage of photos from your device that you will be proud of.
Once you have your collage ready to use, you will upload it to your story. To do this, simply find the photo in your gallery, select it and use the share feature. When you’re ready to share, Snapchat will present you with a list of friends you can share it with. Instead, scroll through the list to find your “Story” and tap it to send your collage directly to your story.
Shoot Like a Pro
Now that you know how to inject life into your snaps, get creative. Sometimes a series of photos uploaded in a row can be better at telling a story than a video. Consider how stop motion animators use still frames to convey motion and life. Or how about making a building look bigger than life by dividing it into several photos in your story?
What other ideas can you come up with? Don’t forget to share with the community in the comments.