Snapchat vs Facebook Live

Previously, I discussed Facebook live coming up with options to be similar to Snapchat. I mentioned that I didn’t care for Facebook live, but loved snapchat. That raised some questions so I figured I would elaborate today!

First, I don’t believe the two are very similar. Snapchat is like a photo text app, and Facebook Live is streaming live video, that can be longer than 10 seconds. With Snapchat you can choose the specific friends you send it to, while Live goes to everyone you are friends with, and I believe that depending on your privacy settings, others can view it as well.

Overall, I enjoy Facebook, but let’s face it, many of us are “friends” with tons of people we may not even wave to in public. We are nosey people who befriend some on social media just to see what they are up to.

This is a reason I prefer Snapchat. I am mainly friends with only people I talk to on a regular basis, or those whom I wish to speak to more often. You are able to send pictures without clogging the storage on your phone, and lets face it- they have filters so it’s okay if you aren’t looking your best. I am able to send snapshots of the boys being cute to my friends and family quickly and easily. It’s just addictive, fun, and I don’t see updates from anyone I don’t want to.

Now Facebook live seems to be used only by someone I am not really friends with, doing something that isn’t worth of a live update. It notifies me when this happens, and often they go live 2-4 times a night. I have heard you can turn these off, but I haven’t figured it out yet. I think that facebook live could be great if you have important news to share, and maybe as time goes on it will be utilized more properly. However, until then Snapchat will continue to have my heart, and I will always wish I looked as good in real life as I do in that butterfly filter!

I do wonder, which do you prefer?

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2 Comments so far

  1. I have both but like you I prefer Snapchat. Snapchat I think is easier to use and much faster. If you wan to send something quick Snapchat is the way to go. And you only have it with your close group of friends. It is also so much fun to use with all those filters. I am able to communicate eaiser with everyone especially when I am working. So I feel that Snapchat is the better social media app.

  2. You’re right that I don’t think they’re the same thing, but I lived reading your explanation for using SnapChat. I am a lurker on SnapChat…I rarely post anything. i haven’t yet seen the appeal, but I think I understand the appeal it would have for other people. I think that if I was communicating digitally with my close friends more often than I do, SnapChat would be a natural fit. If more of my close friends were using it, I would be using it more.

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