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You're Old If You Don't Know This Basic Snapchat Etiquette

Co-written by my 17-year-old sister who's a lot cooler than me.

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Throughout these recent years, I've heard a lot about so-called "Snapchat etiquette".

Some people really don’t have snapchat etiquette

For some reason, everybody knows about it, but no one can say exactly what it is.

Now the people want answers.

tbh I want a rule book for snapchat etiquette

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1. If someone snaps you, it's rude not to snap back.

My mom doesn’t know a thing about Snapchat etiquette.

In this instance, James' mom is a stone-cold snapper.

2. The uglier the snap, the closer the friendship.

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Accidentally sending a heinous selfie to a crush can be devastating.

3. Streaks MATTER.

But mostly to younger users. They're a sign of friendship dedication!!!

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4. If you're dating someone, then having a yellow heart next to their name is a must!!!

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Having the yellow heart next to someone's name on Snapchat means that you send the most snaps to this person, and they send the most snaps to you. Basically, it's the digital footprint of your fidelity. πŸ’› πŸ’› πŸ’›

Bonus points if you level up to the red heart: That means you guys have been Snap best friends for two consecutive weeks.

5. Don't screenshot other people's snaps/stories and then post them on other social media platforms.

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It's rude and wrong. If you're friends and they're cool with it, screenshot away.

But DO NOT POST IT ANYWHERE. Their content is NOT yours to post!

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8. If you post something to your story, you shouldn't send it separately to someone.

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This point can make or break friendships.

9. Filters are for when you're trying to look ~cyoot~ for someone. This mostly applies to the dog filter.

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Here I am attempting the Snapchat-user mating call. This only furthers the saying, "Bitches love the dog filter." 🐢

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12. Don't respond to someone's snap and then not respond to their text.

Correct etiquette: answer my text, then look at my snapchat πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

This is just a quintessential dick move, guys.

13. If you're responding to someone's snap hours after they sent it, remind them of what they said in their previous snap.

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Snapchat doesn't save conversations, so they won't be able to look back at what they said and chances are they won't remember either.

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24. Don't post full songs on your story.

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I mean, you just know some sad indie-electronica song is playing in this snap!!! A lot of people like to film something ~artsy~ and then play moody music in the background. This is cool, but a little bit of the song is enough to complete the aesthetic.

26. Smoking snaps are just kind of awkward and no one gives a flying fudge.

Snapchat etiquette: NO ONE WANTS TO SEE YOU SMOKING NO ONE CARES IT DOESNT MAKE U LOOK COOL BY ANY MEANS

No one's impressed by you blowing smoke rings in your parents' basement.

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Did we miss any important Snapchat rules? Tell us in the comments!

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