5 Cool Things You Can Do on 23snaps
We all know that 23snaps helps you to save and privately share your children’s special moments with your loved ones, right?
But with a fresh new year just getting started, we thought it would be a good idea to show you a few cool things about 23snaps that you might not know yet in order to help you to get the most of the service.
Here are the 5 cool features available on 23snaps that you (maybe) didn’t know about until now:
1- Order books and prints straight from your Collections (iOS and website):
If you like to upload your photos and separate them into Collections, then you will love this feature! Create a beautiful printed album from your specially curated a Collections, to allow you to enjoy all of the extra special moments, without needing an internet connection! To order a selection of prints or a full photobook from your favourite Collections, simply follow the instructions below:
- On iOS:
Tap the ‘More’ button and select ‘Collections’. Then simply open the Collection you would like to print and click on the Polaroid Photo icon next to the Collection title. Choose whether you want to place a book or prints order, then you’ll be shown the photos that will be included. If you’d like to add more photos to it, simply tap the “Add More Photos” button, to select more images or hit “Back” to add another entire Collection (then you just have to repeat the original process with your next Collection).
If you’re ordering a photobook, once you’ve made your selection, you’ll have the option to preview the finished product and page through your book. If you’re not satisfied with the order, simply hit Back and make your edits. When you are ready, hit the ‘Preview’ button again and then proceed to the checkout page.
- On the website:
Click on the ‘My Family’ tab from the menu bar and then click on the ‘Collections’ button on the right of your family profile. Then select one of your Collections. Once opened you will see the option to either ‘Order Book’ or ‘Order Prints’. After choosing your prefered option you will have the chance to preview your selection of photos and to add more photos to it if you’d like.
2- The Time Machine (iOS and Android only)
The Time Machine is a great tool to help remind you of some of the best moments you and your family have shared in the past, with a randomly generated selection of old and new photos that you’ve uploaded to 23snaps. You will be surprised to see how fast your little ones change and grow over such a short period of time!
Before using this feature, you need to make sure you’ve uploaded a good amount of photos to your 23snaps account. You can then access the Time Machine from the ‘More’ menu button, if you are on iOS, or by tapping the top left Menu button, if you’re on Android. Once you’ve opened the Time Machine page, every time you shake your phone you will see a different selection of photos with the dates they were taken clearly displayed. If we do say so ourselves, we think this is a pretty cool tool … you’ll really feel like you’re time travelling!
3- Connect your Instagram account to 23snaps (website only):
Did you know you can have all of your Instagram photos posted automatically on 23snaps as well? All you need to do is to add the tag #23snaps to your Instagram posts. This is a really handy feature if you like to use other social media channels to share photos of your family!
In order to integrate the 2 accounts, simply go to the Social Settings page in your 23snaps account, open the Instagram tab and click on the “Connect” button. You will then be required to enter your Instagram account login details to complete the connection process.
4- Tagging your friends’ kids (iOS, Android and website)
Having the option to tag your connections’ children in your photos was one of the most requested features of 2014. We were very happy when we were finally able to release this feature it at the end of the year! Now, when your kids spend the weekend with the Grandparents; Grandma or Grandpa can share those photos from their own 23snaps account and still add them directly to your children’s timelines, simply by tagging them. You can also add photos of your nieces and nephew to their own timelines, whenever it’s your turn to have all of the kids.
Since your privacy is our number one priority, whenever anyone in your network wants to tag one of your little ones, you will receive a notification that gives you the opportunity to accept or decline the tag.
To tag the children in your network simply:
- On iOS and Android:
Follow the normal upload process to share the photos of your connections’ children. Then click on the ‘Tag your friends’ children’ option located below each picture on the publishing page and select which children you would like to tag. Once you’ve made any desired edits and added your descriptions, simply hit the ‘Finish’ button.
- On the website:
Again, follow the normal upload process to share the photos of your connections’ children. Then click on the ‘Other Children’ option located next to each picture in the publishing page, and then hit the ‘Publish’ button.
5- Nudge your family and friends (website, iOS and Android)
Are you connected to a friend or family member who doesn’t post very often and you are missing the enjoyment of seeing their new photos? Why not send them a little ‘Nudge’ to remind them that you want to see more of their family updates? You can do so from either the website or from the app:
- On the website:
Go to your Family & Friends page and select the profile of the family you’re missing. On their family page, click on the ‘Nudge’ button located at the top right corner and add a little personalised message. Then just click the orange ‘Send Nudge’ button to complete the process.
- On iOS and Android:
Open the ‘My Friends’ option from the ‘More’ menu (on iOS) or the left hand Menu button (on Android). Then select the profile of the family you want to nudge. Please note that on the app the Nudge button is only available for families who have added a child profile to their page. If this is the case for your connection, simply click on their child’s profile photo and then click on the ‘Nudge’ button in the top right corner of the page. Then, add a little personalised message and hit ‘Send’ to let them know you miss them.