By Rachel Garvey
We all have a favourite app on our phones, one which we use on a daily basis (obviously, because otherwise, why is it known as our favourite app?). I have asked a lot of people this question, to which I have gotten replies of Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat and even Tinder because we love to exercise our fingers by swiping left and right. People get bored, I understand that, while there are others out there trying their best to find their Prince Charming or a Queen to sit next to them on their imaginary throne. The most addictive app on my phone is Snapchat, the filters tend to wipe out any other app from being my favourite.
Throughout the years, Snapchat has become altered in ways we never imagined. I remember downloading the app back in 2014, and back then, you could use the few filters that the app had, snapping people through photos or conversing through the blue chat room, but now there is a whole new variety of Snapchat tools; SnapMaps, new and updated Snapchat filters and the famous Bitmojis. It really has changed a lot over the years, but the changes are proving to be good. However, some people are in two minds about their privacy in relation to SnapMaps, but the app has taken care of that by giving Snapchat users the chance to ghost mode their location. Anyways, moving on from the technical side of things, I am here to tell you why Snapchat is the most addictive app on my phone. I’m a little bit of a blogger so I use Snapchat for that main purpose.
On a daily basis, I post entertaining anecdotes that have happened to me during my daily routine and I have had quite a lot of followers private message me to keep telling me to keep it up and how they get a lot of entertainment out of reading my material. Not only do I share funny anecdotes that happen in my day to day life, but recommendations, advice, funny videos and relatable memes. Whenever I get a day off from work, I usually go to cute little cafes that are dotted throughout Galway city, like the Secret Garden, Java’s Crepe Café, Pascals and so many more places. There are followers of mine that are from France and Germany and America that are currently planning a trip to Ireland, specifically Galway and having these small recommendations posted on my story is only adding fuel to the fire while they are planning their visit around Galway city.
I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to Snapchat, but someone would only say that if they are addicted. Oops! Guess it’s time to take a visit to Snapchat Anonymous. Even in work, when I’m busy packing shelves, my phone will be buzzing away in my pocket, the sweet vibration of a Snapchat from a close friend or a streak from a fellow follower and there’s just this insane temptation to take my phone out and check the app, but I need this job, so I shall not give my boss a reason to fire me. Could you imagine if we were allowed to use Snapchat during our work hours? Taking selfies with customers with the dog filter? That would just make working all the more fun, but for now, I’ll just keep my phone tucked safely in my pocket. Living life through a Snapchat filter is all fun and games until your friends screenshot your not-so-finest moments and use them against you on your birthday, but that’s an entirely different story for another day.