Send High Quality Snaps on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram

Recently, Snapchat has been one of the many popular social media platforms used around the world. During the attempt of acquisition, by Facebook, wanting to purchase Snapchat, it was turned down.

Now Facebook, implemented “Stories” into their mobile apps, including Instagram, further expanding the 24-hour clutch that gives an insight into your social life.

If you have been using Snapchat (it is time to use it), this tutorial will teach you how you can easily expand your snaps to Facebook and Instagram, without the sacrifice in quality, meanwhile saving some time.

Overview

The reason why this tutorial exists is because I’ve been seeing many “poor quality” snaps on Facebook and Instagram Stories! Let your quality shine with this post!

So, this tutorial is very simple, for those that want to get this “quickly done” (TLDR mode) without reading the full tutorial.

First, you would need to change your Snapchat settings to save into your Camera Roll instead of Memories (That feature is annoying, but hey, there’s a toggle).

Second, you basically take the video or picture and save it directly into your Camera Roll before you put filters on it. That’s it! Now you can duplicate this video though Facebook and Instagram!

First, Snapchat.

Before you create your video or picture, first head to the settings page, and toggle the Memories settings.

This setting toggle is optional, but is highly recommended, because it will save you a TON of time when saving the media into your Camera Roll.

This is done ONE TIME only. Once the setting is toggled, you won’t need to toggle it again, unless you decide to re-install Snapchat.

After you’re done with toggling the setting, start creating your media! BUT, hold on with creating your filters first. You need to save the media, before you head on with customizing your snap with awesome filters!

Now, once you post your snap, head on to Instagram (next step of this post), and continue duplicating your creativity!

Instagram Stories

Posting on Instagram Stories is somewhat tricky, because to upload your snap from the Camera Roll, you must swipe up from the Stories panel to reveal recorded content from the last 24 hours.

  1. Open the Stories interface by swiping right while on the Home tab, or by tapping the New Story button in the upper left-hand corner of the Home tab.
  2. Swipe down to reveal the photos and videos saved in the last 24 hours.
  3. Select your exported snap.
  4. Put some stickers on the snap.
  5. The select “Your Story” (and optionally, your friends).
  6. Send away!

Facebook Stories

Same with Facebook, posting stories is as simple as swiping right on the homepage, or tapping the “Direct” then pressing “Send Photo/Video”. Once you’re in the Stories interface, follow this below:

  1. Tap the photos button (shown below, left side).
  2. Add your pre-recorded content (within 24 hours only).
  3. Tap the magic wand on the bottom left.
  4. Get creative with the Facebook Stories filters!
  5. Once you’re done, tap the center circle (arrow pointing to the right).
  6. Time to share your video to “Your Story”!

Conclusion

By posting your snaps though out Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories, your potential for sharing high-quality content becomes a lot easier!

Especially when you’re building a brand, snaps allow your “real-time” content to reach a broader audience without the hassle on posting multiple times, meanwhile maintaining your creativity!

Snap away!

6 Comments

  1. John Holman on June 4, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    Sounds easy!

    • Jacky Liang on June 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM

      Thanks John! Appreciate your feedback!

  2. Anthony Lam on June 4, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    I love this article. Even though I haven’t used snapchat (but you bet I would start using it after reading this article), it seems like the directions are very direct and to the point. I’ll start trying this out and let you know how it goes. Thanks so much for your efforts and sharing this much needed article! :)

    • Jacky Liang on June 4, 2017 at 10:01 PM

      Yes! I love having to not waste time on things, because we all have 24 hours at best!

  3. Ben on June 5, 2017 at 11:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing this, Jacky! I bookmarked this page to use as a reference!

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