How To Set Up a Snapchat Account

Before you can start Snapping, you’ll need a Snapchat account.

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1. Download the free Snapchat app

Go to the App Store (for Apple iOS) or the Google Play Store (for Android) and download the app.

2. Create an account

Open the Snapchat app and tap Sign up. Enter your first and last name and tap Sign up & Accept.

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Enter your birthday and tap Continue.

Create a username that represents your name or brand. Snapchat will suggest available usernames if the one you select is not available. (Pro tip: Pick something you won’t regret later. The only way to change your username is to create a whole new account.)

Tap Continue.

Create your password and tap Continue.

Enter your email address and tap Continue.

Verify that you’re human: Enter your phone number and tap Continue. Wait for a text message with a verification code, then enter it in the app and tap Continue again.

3. Add friends

Snapchat can scan your contacts for friends who have made themselves searchable on Snapchat. To find them, tap Continue on the Find your friends screen.

Then, tap Go to Settings on the next screen to allow Snapchat access to your contacts. Snapchat will automatically scan your contact list for people that have made their Snapcode searchable.

Add the people you’d like to befriend on Snapchat. Once they add you back you can exchange Snaps. If you don’t want to be visible to your contacts, you can change your privacy settings.

4. Personalize your Snapcode with your Bitmoji

Tap on the ghost icon on the top left of the screen, then tap Create Bitmoji. Tap Create Bitmoji again on the next screen. If you don’t already have the Bitmoji app installed, you’ll be redirected to the App Store or Google Play Storeto download it.

Follow the directions to link your Bitmoji to your Snapchat account or create a new one. You Bitmoji will be your digital representation on Snapchat and appear in your Snapcode.

See Also

Snapchat features and terminology

How to navigate Snapchat

How to add friends on Snapchat

How to accept a friend request on Snapchat

How to view a Snap

How to create and send Snaps

How to use Snapchat lenses

How to use Snapchat Stories

How to use Snapchat Memories

How to use Snapchat’s Chat feature