There are new social media platforms compared with a decade ago, which makes us compare and decide which platforms to use and spend more time on. Some apps like Snapchat and TikTok have some features in common and obviously some differences. Social media has become the best way of communicating with each other and getting information about what is happening around us. Also, many people spend time on social media for having fun and seeing videos.
Now let’s explain a bit about Snapchat and TikTok, and then go through an infographic and know about their similarities and differences.
If you were one of the first Snapchat users, you might remember that Snapchat used to focus on person to person photo sharing, then it added some new features gradually such as sending short videos, live video chatting, messaging, sharing Story, etc.
Also, Snapchat’s storage lets users store media on private storage. Other features include the ability to add filters and AR-based lenses to snaps and show your live location on a world map.
Snapchat story (view friend’s stories)
For seeing your friend’s stories, swipe from right to left to access the Discoveries screen, then you can view all your friends’ snaps. Same as Instagram, snaps in Snapchat will last for 24 hours.
TikTok which is known as Douyin in China is an app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, talent, etc. videos while the music is playing in the background, which can last from 3 to 15 seconds. It became viral soon; now it has users from all over the world.
TikTok announced the number of its monthly active users across 150 countries, which is 500 million monthly active users!
The surprising news about TikTok:
In September 2018, it was announced that TikTok surpassed other popular social media platforms in monthly installs, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. And finally, TikTok became the most downloaded app in 2018 and the third most downloaded app in 2019 with 188 million new users.