Instead of left- or right-hand anchored menus, Snapchat has users swipe to access other elements of the service.For instance, from the camera, swipe to the right and the chat screen will appear, swipe down and your account preferences will drop in, and swipe left to view other users’ snaps.
Just as spoken words only hang in the air long enough for ears to hear them, these images last just long enough to be seen (or more accurately, for 24 hours) and then they disappear.
Navigating the app also works a little differently here.
Chatting Like a Teen You could spend hours trying to decode the mysteries of Snapchat’s communication screen.
You could also spend hours selecting funds for your 401(k).
The philosophy behind this unconventional landing place is that chats all begin with the conversation, and in Snapchat, images do the talking.