Snapchat is a messenger application created by a group of students back in 2011. Among many similar applications, Snapchat has quickly become popular because it allowed sharing videos, photos text and even drawings to a contact or a group of contacts. But the most recognizable feature of Snapchat is the ability to set a short period of time after which attachment would be deleted from a server.
If you are using the app, you might have noticed a Snapcode – this image contains a code in itself and allows other people to scan the picture via the smartphone and easily add you as contact.
If you would like to use your Snapchat as an app of choice through which your website visitors can contact you, you might be interested into adding the Snapcode to your WordPress powered website. In this article we’re about to show you how to do that.
Before you can add Snapchat Snapcode to your website, you should create one first:
- Navigate to Snapchat account pages
- Login with your account
- Click on “Download the Snapcode” button
- Open the ZIP file and extract files from it
Since the Snapcode is actually a simple image, you could add one to your website just like all the other images. After you have extracted the image from the ZIP file, you can upload it to your website and display in a gallery, put in your sidebar, a single post or maybe paste it directly on your Contact/About me page.
Since this is WordPress you’re dealing with, you may have asked yourself if there’s a plugin or a widget already created to support Snapchat Snapcode. We will answer this for you – yes, there is and you can have it active and setup in a matter of minutes:
- Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
- Search for “Snapchat Snapcode Widget”
- Install and activate the plugin
- Go to Appearance -> Widgets
Once you’re there, simply drag and drop the Snapcode widget where you want it to appear. After that, you only need to name your Snapcode, add the image you have downloaded from your account and enter your Snapchat username. And that’s it. Your image will be ready for anyone to scan it and to add you as they Snapchat contact.