Sharing photos with family and friends is as easy as could be with apps, and as popular as ever. Selfies, sporting events, cat and dog pictures, Throwback Thursday, and more, people are taking pictures of every aspect of their lives and sharing them with family and friends. If you just read that and didn’t know what Throwback Thursday was, then this is the Thing for you. We’re going to introduce you to two of the most popular photo sharing apps – Instagram and Snapchat.
Blogging for this Thing
Use at least one of these apps and share some photos. Write a blog post about what you think about the app and how you may be able to use it personally or professionally. If you know of another app that would fit under this Thing, tell us about it in your blog, too.
Instagram is by far the most popular photo sharing app at the moment. And unlike some of those websites who developed a mobile version, Instagram was born mobile and developed a website afterwards. Simple and straightforward, it allows you to either take photos directly with the app or use one in your Gallery and crop, add a filter, and share with the world.
One photo sharing app that’s gained a lot of traction recently is Snapchat. The biggest pro for basic use of this app is the fact that not only do you get to control who you send the photo to, you also can control how long they see the photo (current time length is between 1-10 seconds). After the recipient views the photo it disappears from the screen, unless they take a screenshot, and is deleted from the Snapchat servers – a big plus if privacy is paramount for sharing. Along with this is the capability to add captions, draw on the photos, and capture videos.