Snapchat is a great place to chat with friends… or meet new buddies. With a million users and counting, most of them teens and tweens, the social channel is always buzzing with activity. However, Snapchat is also notorious for some very weird behaviors.
The kinds of snaps people share on the network are sometimes just puzzling. I’ve been studying the network for a while and from what I’ve gathered, it appears that there is a pattern and trend in these snaps. It appears that all snaps can be grouped into 17 categories.
Each time you chat with someone on Snapchat, check closely and you’ll find that they belong in one of the following 17 categories.
1. The selfie obsessed
To say the least, any time these people share something, it will be a selfie. Each and every time, their face will always be on the picture. It doesn’t matter if they’re sharing a photo of their kids or new shoes; their face will always appear somewhere in there.
2. The artists
These are like Fine Art graduates, employed or bored. You’d think they get paid for taking so much time to refine their photos before sharing. From animated Disney characters to movie stars and Mona Lisa, these doodlers can spend hours coming up with the “perfect” snap.
3. The #Blessed
Honestly, it’s hard to believe these snapchatters. Whenever they come across every minor “blessing,” they will find a way to make it trend on Snapchat. Some will find $20 on the street and post it on Snapchat saying; “Can’t believe how lucky I was today. Just found this $20 dollar note when walking in the park!” Yikes.
4. The social butterflies
If upon opening your Snapchat you’re greeted with five or six… or 30 faces on the same snap, then you should know that you’re dealing with a social butterfly. These people never take pictures alone. They are always including either their favourite sibling, their best mate at school, or a colleague at work.
5. The shitheads
Oh no, I don’t want to open this snap but I have to. These friends can’t find anything else to share but a picture of themselves doing their thing in the loo! But this is disgusting, should I block him? No, don’t. It’s just what they do. You’ll need to get used to it.
6. The alcoholics
If you thought people only get drunk in the pubs, you’re very wrong. Some are perfecting it on Snapchat.
For these guys, every second snap they share is always a table of pints or alcohol cans. They just can’t help it. That’s why they also shoot videos of drunken people in the streets.
7. Makeup divas
These makeup divas are also selfie obsessed. But you’ll notice something different with them. They are always advertising their new makeup kits. After hours of applying the latest creams, powders, and paints to their faces they will then spend the next few hours taking selfies and positing them on Snapchat.
8. Filter queens
For these snapchatters, the magic lies in the filters. It doesn’t matter if their pictures are bad. In fact, it doesn’t matter if they have any pictures at all. Because they have filters! Armed with months of experience, they only need an hour or two to develop a hilarious pic using filters.
9. The documentarists
Documentarits are those friends who’ve dedicated their Snapchat lives to making documentaries and sharing them. To them, every spare minute they have will be spent collecting the best moments of a famous actor’s life and connecting them until they have a complete documentary.
10. The stylists
Well, these people are more like commercial advertisers. You’d think that they work for Levis or another cloth design company. In a nutshell, they are always onto something new. Yeah, you guessed it right. They are the kinds who like to pick something from the 80’s and claim it’s the new trend!
11. The loners
Okay, the good thing about these snapchatters is that they aren’t ashamed of making it plain clear that they are lonely. “I am so lonely today.” “Feel so lonely.” “Anyone else out there feels so lonely?” Wow… you just get the feeling they need some company. Sorry guys!
12. The chronic screenshotters
Capturing the image of your own screen and sharing it with anyone who cares to see it is what these guys do – morning to morning. Feels kind of boring but what can you say when it’s something they’ve been doing for the better part of their Snapchat lives?
13. The fitness guru
These are perhaps the only cool guys on this list. This doesn’t mean that the others aren’t cool, except that fitness gurus never share anything else other than workout photos. They’re always dropping big numbers and killing it on the treadmill – which is really inspiring.
14. The full-time workers
If you have a friend who posts nothing but their office walls and keyboards, that’s the kind of person we’re talking about. In any case, they are on the job full-time, what else do you expect them to share?
15. The newbie
Oh, this list wouldn’t be complete without these deer friends. They’re just getting started with the platform after signing up a few minutes ago. We all know what they will post first… an expressionless selfie of course.
Anyway, they can always be forgiven for it.
16. World Travelers
We all travel from time to time. The difference with Snapchat travellers is that you won’t miss a moment of their journey because they’re always posting updates on the social network.
And finally, we have the zookeepers or animal lovers whichever sounds cuter. This refers to all snapchatters who make it their responsibility to ensure that they always have a pet in their snaps.If their favourite pet isn’t around, the zookeeper will literally walk down to the zoo just so they can take a photo of or with one of the animals there… then post it on Snapchat.