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Join Total Eclipse Snapchat Viewing Party and celebrate the app’s new features

As Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up to form the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years on August 21, Snapchat is treating its users to a bunch of new features that will let anyone join the total eclipse Snapchat viewing party, no matter where they are in the world.

On the day of the total eclipse, all users will get access to new, eclipse-themed stickers in the sticker drawer (from slogans to safety-certified eclipse glasses), and those in particular eclipse locations (such as spots within the narrow path of totality, for example), will be able to add fun themed geofilters to their Snaps, including those of the moon “throwing shade” on a terrified sun.

 

Image: Snapchat

 

Event-affiliated Actionmoji

Snapchat is also introducing a new element of the Snap Map, an interactive, real-time geolocation tool: event-affiliated Actionmoji. Those watching and snapping the total solar eclipse within the path of totality, will show up wearing eclipse glasses on the map. (Remember to adjust your privacy settings to be visible on the Snap Map wearing the eclipse glasses.)

 

Image: Snapchat

 

How to join total eclipse Snapchat viewing party

Whether you’re within the path of totality or not, you can still watch the total eclipse snapped by other Snapchat users. Simply open the Snap Map by pinching your fingers on the main camera screen, zoom out and browse heat spots across the country. The bigger the heat spots are, the more Snaps are posted in this location. Tap on the heat spot to watch the Snaps posted by others to the public story.
There will also be a “Total Solar Eclipse” Our Story available on Sunday, August 20, and Monday, August 21: a series of Snaps submitted by the public, as well as NASA and the Department of Interior, curated by the Snapchat team.
Inna Semenyuk

Inna Semenyuk

Marketing strategist, speaker and content creator, Inna, or @innavation on social media, runs InnavationLabs marketing consultancy in San Francisco and helps their brands tell their story. She set up Snapchat Daily to share all things Snapchat for business. Inna has a journalism degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University and an MBA from Imperial College London. She is also Singularity University alumna, ambassador and San Francisco Chapter lead.
Inna Semenyuk

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