Swapping Photos and Videos Instead of Words

Apps to enhance smartphone communication.

By on May 1, 2013

The latest social media trend is all about sharing photos and videos, according to the Huffington Post. Sharing multimedia content isn’t as complicated as it used to be, and with 4G LTE, long download times are a thing of the past. The popular trend, especially practiced by teens and kids, has resulted in a surge of apps and new sites designed to making sharing content easy.

Dedicated to letting users share their photos with friends and family, Instagram has more than 100 million users and continues to grow. It’s easy to edit photos with filters, layers, contrast borders and more to add an artistic edge before posting.

Photo sharing apps like Snapchat are built for exchanging images for short timeframes. Snapchat allows users to take pictures and quickly share them with friends, but unlike other instant messaging apps or texting, the sender controls how long their friends can view the photos before they disappear by setting the timer up to 10 seconds.

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, most often used for sharing status updates, are increasingly becoming platforms for image and video sharing. For example, TwitPic allows for photo sharing with followers on Twitter using a mobile device. TwitPic will automatically resize the photo to the correct resolution and provide a short URL for tweeting.

Even personal video sharing is starting to dominate the content scene with more videos being shared and liked than text posts on Facebook. Video fans can exchange short HD-quality videos right on their devices with Klip. The app and social network platform allows for the creation and posting of videos to the Klip site as well as viewing and sharing of videos with friends on social media sites.

With easy-to-use photo and video apps, it’s possible to share moments without having to type a single word.