I’ve always known the Government phones wouldn’t work with Snapchat because I’ve attempted to try before and it was unsuccessful. I was extremely disappointed. Was hoping to jump on the bandwagon of Snapchatters to see what the big deal was. I came across so many adorable images of people being cute with filters. So popular on Instagram when you browse through images and videos.. and you’re thinking to yourself, “damn.. it’s not fair” Haha.. I do know Instagram has Live stories in case you’re about to tell me they do. They just disappear, like Snaps on Snapchat did before til they added a new update/version that allows you to save your story to your memories or camera roll. That’s badass!
I accidentally clicked on one of the stories somehow as I was browsing… and it showed that you can actually use it on the Government phone so I rushed to download it to check it out myself. It’s true!
Downloaded, installed.. and there was my first problem. I was unable to take a selfie to put on the snapcode so I was getting frustrated then emailed them to see what’s up. They replied back saying that feature isn’t there anymore, but can create your own Bitmoji. So I did that – became a Wonder Woman in honor of the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary! #girlpower ✊ My Bitmoji is of course, cute. Do I look like her? Eh, in some ways. I’m not skinny-faced nor have light brown hair or full lips, but.. it’s the best I can do lol..
Another struggle ensue as I fumble through Snapchat. Oh my god, it was honestly NOT user-friendly. It needs a simple navigation. I know this is a lot more easier on fancy, expensive, bling-y iPhones and all those brands out there that doesn’t fit in your hand (YES, I WANT ONE ANYWAY!) and you get to use those nifty phone cases. I’m totally jealous; rawr. Anyway, back to the point.. I clicked on +Add Friends – did add a few of my IRL friends.. which was 3 then checked the part where people add you on the list.. on the same menu. I posted my snapcode on Instagram and a few have added me. Woot? Honestly, I didn’t add them back because I’m afraid to. I would recognize some names from Instagram but they didn’t add me.. but I saw some names they were using and I couldn’t return back the favor because who would honestly want to add “Horny Couple” to your list? *shifty eyes*
Then I accidentally clicked on the camera screen front and center and tiny images on the right loaded so I swiped through the filters. Took some pictures with them; fooling around with it/the boyfriend joined in too. I honestly had a good time then I shared it on the Story.. saved a couple as well. Attempted to take a video; luckily it worked. Did a couple of videos and shared on Story and Instagram. I felt awkward speaking and signing because I’m not one of those people who are confident with themselves and just speak in their fluent language on videos and vlogs like it’s no big deal. I’m pretty shy when it comes to that point.
Problem. I had another problem when it comes to videos and photos.. I clicked on Memories/Camera Roll (A tiny circle button with your face on it underneath the camera button) Some of the videos wouldn’t save. Guess how long I’ve been trying to do this? Over 8 hours! On and off.. phone died, charged it, died, charged it.. Snapchat really takes up your battery so fast! No bueno there! Gerry, my boyfriend, decides to check the other phone we had that I use for Netflix in bed. It stays charged on my nightstand. It is the kind of phone that most apps and EVERYTHING do not work on it except Netflix. Nice huh? So he downloaded Snapchat on it and tries to do the same thing I was struggling to do. It crashes so many times, but we were pretty persistent. It finally uploaded to Messenger. Thank god! So I anxiously smiled and shared the videos on FB and Instagram. Did I get a couple of views? Yes, some. Comments? Barely. I’m no makeup guru or some model or some talented blogger that would have people salivate over. But, dude.. I wish. Why? That’s just silly, Courtney (That’s my name!) Could you honestly care less if nobody views your snaps, your photos or your videos on any Social Media? Just shrug and say it’s no big deal? It’s p e e r p r e s s u r e. It’s natural. It’s okay to seek for approval. I honestly do need traffic on my blog for my affiliate partners. Who doesn’t?
Anyway, Snapchat is pretty cool in some ways. Definitely not flexible towards Government phones and mostly Android. It’s mainly towards, you know, the people who can afford this and that. So I suggest you wait until you can afford one and really actually enjoy Snapchat for it truly is. I’m looking forward to that myself. One day. 🤞
If you want to check out the Snapchat and/or Bitmoji app – it’s on Google Play and itunes.
Here’s a couple of snaps I’ve saved. Eeeeeeeeee.. those filters are fun. I noticed some filters aren’t on Android that iPhone etc has. My best friend shows me a couple and I was green with envy. It sucks but.. check out the photos below.
Thanks for reading!