With all the craziness of TikTok surrounding the world, all major social apps are now looking to launch their own versions. Firstly, YouTube has launched YouTube Shorts and now Snapchat has introduced “Spotlight”.
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What is Spotlight by Snapchat?Spotlight by Snapchat allows users to share their videos with the world. It is a separate dedicated tab in Snapchat that allows the users to create snaps up to 60 seconds and upload them. When you enter the Spotlight tab you can see videos uploaded by other users on the spotlight. You will see the videos according to your interests based on what you have viewed in the past. Snapchat also uses a clever algorithm like other apps to show you content based on your likes and interests. The app won’t be introducing a public comment section, however. Snapchat also offers its users a chance to win $1 Million by submitting snaps on Spotlight.
Snap Map and Spotlight: What’s the difference?Just like Snapchat allows users to view snaps of other users by tapping on the Snap Map, Spotlight will function in a similar way by paving way for a large audience. However, Spotlight is meant to function in a much more interactive environment for viral videos.
How to Use Snapchat Spotlight?Users would make snaps in the usual way for up to 60 seconds. You can swipe up and down in the spotlight tab to view the most entertaining snaps around the world.
Favorite VideosIf you like a snap, tap the ❤ button and add it to your favorites. You will also see similar posts based on your likes. The “My Spotlight Favorites” Tab in your profile will retain these snaps for up to 30 days.
Sharing on Spotlight by SnapchatSharing on Spotlight is easy:
- Just make a snap
- Tap the “Send to” button
- Then, tap on “Spotlight” at the top of the screen
- Finally, tap the arrow button to submit your snap
Saving and Deleting a SnapOnce the snap has been posted on Spotlight, you can save or delete it by following the below steps:
- Tap “Settings” in your profile.
- Tap “Spotlight & Snap Map” to view the Snaps.
- Then, Tap “Download” icon to save Snap to Snapchat Memories.