How to Record and Share Videos with Snapchat

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The Snapchat application allows you to share videos and photos with your friends (iOS, Android and Windows Phone), but unlike other instant messaging software, messages sent with app are only visible for a maximum of 10 seconds.

Send a Video via Snapchat

Launch Snapchat and sign in to your account. Snapchat will open with the camera interface:

Tapping on the round button at the bottom of the screen will allow you to take pictures, but if you hold it down, Snapchat will record a video. The small red bar around the round button indicates how much recording time you have left. You can record videos of up to 15 seconds:

Release the camera button and give a name to your video:

If you don't want to send the video immediately, you can save it to your gallery by tapping on the down arrow button (next to the volume icon).

To send the video, tap on the arrow icon at the bottom right of your screen.

Snapchat will open your contact list. Select the contacts to whom you want to send the video or picture and tap on the Send button.
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