Snapchat is a great way to stay in the loop with your friends and family—or, at least, that’s one of the many benefits of using it. But even though it’s a separate app from Facebook, many people are likely aware that it was once owned by Facebook. That means that if you use Snapchat, your photos and videos won’t show up in your friends’ stories as readily as they do on Facebook. That being said, there are ways to make sure that any video links you share via Snapchat are accessible only within your Snapchat spoooooky world. Here’s how:
Play Facebook Video Links On Snapchat
The first and easiest way to play any video link from Facebook in your Snapchat world is to just switch to “Snaps” mode. From there, select the video you want to play and click the “Play” icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the video starts playing, you can switch back to “Main” and continue using the app as normal. You can also click the “Share” button at the bottom of the screen to quickly post the link to Facebook or send it to your friends like a Facebook post.
Add The “Play” Icon
The “Play” icon allows you to immediately start playing the video as soon as it’s available, so you won’t have to wait for it to load in the first place. From there, you can use the “Skip” or “Next” buttons to jump to different parts of the video as necessary. Once the video is playing, you can also click the “Share” button at the bottom of the screen to quickly post the link to Facebook or send it to your friends like a Facebook post.
Add The “Skip” Icon
The “Skip” icon allows you to instantly stop the video from playing at any time. From there, you can also use the “Next” or “Prev” buttons to jump to other parts of the video as necessary. Once the video is playing, you can also click the “Share” button at the bottom of the screen to quickly post the link to Facebook or send it to your friends like a Facebook post.
Set Up Autoplay On Your Videos
If you’re not the one playing the video, you can easily set it up to automatically start playing when someone else links to it. This can be a real lifesaver when you’re trying to sync up your social media accounts, or you just want to be careful what you post—people might want it fast. Go to Settings > Privacy and then click on the “Autoplay” section to start configuring your video. From there, you can enable “Loop”, “Spin” or “Stop” autoplay to put your videos in the mood to auto-play the videos you like.
Check Your Friends On Snapchat Before You Share
Even though you’re not likely to see many pictures or videos from your friends on Facebook, there are ways to make sure that any post you make via Snapchat is only visible to your friends. Here’s how: First, make sure that “Show hidden posts” is switched off in Settings. If it’s on, your friends won’t be able to see your posts until they’re “leaked” to the world, which can be a long time. Next, make sure that “Search” is set to “Does not search” or “Advanced”. This prevents Facebook from snooping into your posts but lets you search for things more precisely.
Here’s How To Tell If A Friend Visited Your Snapchat Post
Some people might find it more convenient to just “like” a post and then forget about it, only to come back to it later and see that it has “gone”. Although this is still wisest in some ways, you can now also “flag” posts as “retweeted”, “shopped”, “viewed” or “like”. If you’re not the one who “liked” the post, it won’t show up in your “friends” list, so if you have to check who “liked” your post, you can do so directly from the camera view—you’ll even see the “reply all” button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
Just because it’s not on Facebook anymore, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take advantage of its many benefits, such as the ever-increasing number of friends you’ll be in contact with. But, of course, that’s not the only reason to still be using it—it’s a great way to stay in touch with old friends too! If you’re an experienced Snapchat user, you may have already realized that there are many uses for this app that are not related to social media at all. If you’re just starting, though, we hope this article helps you get started with the app correctly!