Twitter vs Snapchat

Twitter vs Snapchat: The Ultimate Battle of Social Media Platforms

Both Twitter and Snapchat are incredibly popular social media platforms that are widely used all across the globe. However, both are much different from each other in a lot of ways. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have some similarities. 

Snapchat

You can think of Snapchat as an advanced camera that lets you connect with people from around the world. You can check or add locations as well. What’s cool about this platform is that it lets you create your own mini version which is called BITMOJI. To make this app really fun, you can try using the chipmunk feature that will lower the pitch of your voice. You can even do a video call with up to 15 friends! How cool is that?! 

Twitter

It is a platform where you can either post your own tweets or check out those shared by other people. You can follow different people be it celebrities, random strangers, or your loved ones to remain informed about all the latest news related to politics, entertainment, sports, Lebanon news and whatnot. You can also easily check which hashtags or topics are trending. In addition, you can share your pictures, gifs, and videos too. 

Differences

Let’s have a look at some of the differences first between Snapchat and Twitter.

#1. How They Work

Snapchat is a messaging application that allows users to exchange videos and photos with one another called snaps. You can also send texts to your friends on the app. 

Whereas Twitter is a microblogging service that enables people to post short messages which are known as tweets. 

#2. Content 

Snapchat is designed to be fun and intimate. Its purpose is to connect with people with their buddies. One can use this app to send snaps to their friends to let them know what they are doing. You can also share videos and pictures as stories. 

Twitter is much different from Snapchat in terms of content. This is the first place where the news gets broken before it spreads across different social media platforms. You can even comment on an ongoing TV show or sports. This place is all about sharing serious stuff. Here, a lot of importance is given to the hashtags.

#3. Features

Snapchat is loaded with different features such as 

  • Lenses
  • Snapcode
  • Snapstreaks
  • Filters
  • Location updates

On the other hand, Twitter has its own set of features which are as follows:

  • Anti-harassment 
  • Go live
  • Native gif
  • Uncropped image

#4. Life of Shared Data

On Snapchat, the life of a snap is just 24hrs before it disappears. This makes users confident of sharing stories or snaps as they know what they post will last for a limited time. Plus, a user can only view a snap twice after which it cannot be accessed and the chat history is deleted once you read it. 

While on Twitter, whatever you post stays there no matter what. An individual can see the tweets in order they posted with the newer ones appearing on top of the older ones. 

Also see: Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

Similarities 

Now that you are aware of the differences, let’s now take a look at the similarities between the two platforms. 

#1. Camera

In 2019, Twitter made headlines when it launched its camera feature. You can find it in its app. It somewhat resembles Snapchat. 

#2. What You Can Share

Users on both platforms are allowed to share links, videos, pictures, text, and GIFs. 

#3. Public/Private

Although Twitter is a public platform, you can make your account private to share your content with just friends. And Snapchat is already a private app. So, this is another similarity between the two. 

#4. Blocking Users

Both Snapchat and Twitter enable users to block people that they find annoying. However, the method of doing the process is different on both platforms. 

#5. Require Internet Connection to Work

This is a no-brainer! You will need to get access to a stable internet connection to make Snapchat and Twitter work. I, personally after checking the Spectrum internet prices, opted for their service and things have been working like a charm for me so far. 

Conclusion

Snapchat is a fun app that is for people who just want to share their best moments with their friends and loved ones. While Twitter is for someone who wants to spread awareness or just wants to raise a voice against an issue. Both platforms have their own importance. So, which one do you like using the most?