There’s no denying that Snapchat is a fantastic way to share your silliest moments with your friends. But since its inception in 2011, Snapchat has also attracted major brands, personalities, and trends. There’s now way more to the app than just seeing what hijinks your buddies are up to. You can catch breaking news, appreciate unique works of art, and get some incredible laughs. And all from the comfort of your couch.
We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular Snapchat accounts for a variety of interests. However, don’t stop here. There are dozens more just waiting to be discovered.
Sometimes all we want is a peek into the lives of the rich, famous, and adventurous .
You’ve probably heard this name floating around the social media sphere for a while now. DJ Khaled is a record producer, radio personality, and, you guessed it, a DJ. In an age when playing beats over the radio waves has seemed a profession of the past, DJ Khaled remains relevant with a strong social media game. Follow him on Snapchat to see some of his crazy adventures and hear some of his colorful life lessons.
Bobby “Hundreds” Kim
Bobby Kim, known widely as Bobby Hundreds, is a co-founder of the popular L.A. streetwear brand, The Hundreds. He’s also known for living big on social media. Follow him and you might see some behind-the-scenes party snaps. You might also get to watch him get stopped by the cops. His wild life is a bit of a wild card.
The terminator turned govenator offers a backstage pass to not one but two words: Hollywood and politics. Learn all about what it takes to be a star of the silver screen and a respected politician. If that’s enough you’ll also see plenty of sweet gym selfies.
If celebrities are your style, then you need not look much further than Ryan Seacrest. He already makes it his business to give us all a long look at those in the limelight with his engaging red carpet interviews. but what if you could look even closer? Make sure you’re following Ryan before the next big award event for a more intimate look at your favorite celebs.
Works of Art
Thanks to Snapchat’s extensive editing tools, snaps can be so much more than reality allows. Some users have even made it their business to perfect their snap editing skills.
Although she occasionally breaks her mold, Christine likes to snap selfies and then draw famous works of art around her lovely face. Who doesn’t want to be the star of every painting?
That’s right…Chino. This snapchatter has one name, like Madonna or Cher, but he’s not belting out power ballads. No, he’s snapping elaborately drawn movie and television scenes with his face inserted in the middle. If you love movies, you might get a kick out of what Chino has to offer.
Georgio’s particular snap artist style is to add whimsical monsters to his snaps. He’s so talented at creating lovable creatures, that his creatures could be at home in a Pixar film. More to the point, there’s nothing else out there like them. Every snap you see is a truly unique experience.
Once a web designer for Verizon, Cyrene is now a full-time snapchatter. That’s right, she makes a living entertaining others via the snap. Her elaborate and colorful scribbles are sure to entertain. However, it’s her “celebrity selfies” where she draws detailed images of everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to Bruno Mars next to her own, that really set her apart.
Geir Ove Pedersen
Watch out. You might be the subject of one of Geir’s next snaps. He likes to take candid shots of strangers and make them extraordinary with his Snapchat drawing skills. Think of it as the Geir brand of augmented reality.
In case Audrey’s punny snapname isn’t enough of a reason to follow her, she also has cats. Yes, we’ve finally reached the subject of cats. You didn’t think you were going to get through an article about social media without cats, did you? Audrey offers them up in adorable fashion with drawings to boot.
Ok, fine. He’s not strictly a snap artist. Steven doesn’t typically share elaborately dressed snaps. However, we wanted to include him here because he is an artist in his own way. Steven is a Boston based “Balloon Artist Juggler Unicyclist Photographer.” He loves to make people smile and share those smiles across social media. And honestly, who isn’t fascinating with a job title like that?
Social Media Animals
We’ve already mentioned one account involving cats, but they’re not the only animals in the social media game. Many dogs have graced our presence with their adorable snouts and fluffy faces.
Doug the Pug
Snapname: itsdougthe pug
In case it wasn’t abundantly clear, Doug is a Pug. These smooshy faces have been strong internet players for a while now. Doug is no exception. Whether he’s modeling the latest Halloween fashions or doing his best impression of a couch potato, Doug is sure to make you smile.
Nope, not the peanut butter. This Jiff is a Pomeranian. What’s a Pomeranian you ask? Imagine a thick orange cotton ball with eyes. Now imagine it sticking its tongue out and wagging an orange cotton ball tail. Are your cute receptors about to explode? Maybe you’re not ready for full-throttle Pomeranian. But if you think you can handle it, Jiff could be your dog.
Sure, you can follow a single dog. But why limit yourself when WeSnapDogs allows you to see up to twenty different good pups per day, depending on how many snaps are sent in. WeSnapDogs acts as a catalyst for users to look at new photos of dogs everyday from all over the world. If you love dogs and you enjoy looking at cute pictures, WeSnapDogs is a must-follow.
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If you’re reading a one thousand work list on the best Snapchat accounts to follow, then maybe you need to get off the couch. We got you. Cassey is a fitness guru who makes it her Snapchat mission to get others motivated (and moving).
Naomi is a lifestyle blogger who loves to talk about being a busy mommy in the Big Apple. She snaps about her three kids, her crazy city, and how she works hard to balance it all.
Erica’s is probably the handiest Snapchat account on this list. She has made a name for herself as a DIY (do it yourself) expert. What’s more, she’s happy to share all that she knows with her followers, including craft tips, tasty food, and behind-the-scenes snaps at photo shoots.
Interested in the latest Fall accessories? Maybe you just want a closer look at what makes some fashion experts tick. Whatever your fashion needs, there are dozens of awesome accounts to meet them. Here are a couple of our favorites.
This popular internet publication is a catch-all for beauty tips, fashion news, product reviews, and more. But you don’t have to visit their website to get a taste of what they have to offer. Just follow them on Snapchat and let the beauty buzz roll in.
Ever heard of that new Netflix series Girl Boss? It’s about a sassy young entrepreneur who took the fashion internet world by storm in the mid-2000’s. The show may not have made it past one season, but the very real and very incredible person on whose best-selling memoir it was based is alive and well…and snapping for your entertainment.
Fashion not your thing? Not to worry. Snapchat has a plethora of culinary accounts that will make your mouth water. These few are only the beginning.
Levi is a fourteen year old chef who you may remember from season two of MasterChef Junior. He may not be on TV anymore, but he’s still at it and sharing recipes, cooking tips, and more with all the unfettered enthusiasm of a child.
This internet food community is a great place to share recipes, cooking tips, and cooking triumphs. Unlike many other food-based Snapchat accounts, theirs isn’t about making you jealous. It’s all about support, education, and fun.
This food blog has been described as “bro-esque” so it’s no surprise that the name seems to be an homage to Jersey Shore’s “Situation.” However, don’t let that fool you. This restaurant review start-up knows its stuff and shares some spectacularly mouth-watering pics. Just make sure you don’t eat your phone.
Teleport Yourself Anywhere
That’s really what you can do too with these amazing travel accounts. Just open up your Snapchat app and find out where they are taking you next.
A travel photographer, Branden Harvey globe trots with the best of them. And he’s happy to share his snaps from trains, planes, and…well…you get the idea.
Kate managed to make her way as an independent travel blogger, an impressive feat. Now, she’s settled in Manhattan and putting her travel writing to work on New York City. Follow her to see more of NYC than you ever thought possible.
Over time, news outlets have been getting wise to the social media game. It makes sense too. What better way to get information out there than to find people where they live – their smartphones.
Never heard of Now This News? It’s time you got a lesson in the future of reporting. Now This News is a news outlet that lives pretty much exclusively inside of social media. It reports and updates using the same tools that you use to tell your besties about your new haircut. As such, the outlet has perfected the art of using media like Snapchat to full effect.
The Washington Post
Of course, the existence of trendy news outlets like the one mentioned above does not mean that classic organizations can’t get hip to new media. The Washington Post uses Snapchat to bust open breaking news stories with lightening speed, giving followers a raw look at what’s happening in their world.
This really the only way to describe this last line-up of Snapchat accounts. Each of these accounts brings something fresh to the table and is well worth a peek.
Las Angeles Museum of Art
If you love pairing rap and R&B lyrics to classical artwork, then look no further. The often hilarious Las Angeles Museum of Art Snapchat account plays with lyrics and artwork to attract a younger demographic. They also occasionally play on popular social media trends.
Alex is a calligrapher and he loves showing off his dramatic writing skills on Snapchat with funny, inspiring, and beautifully written phrases. Follow him for a gorgeous pick-me-up.
You probably weren’t expecting to see this name on the list. However, GE has gone out of its way to create its own social media trends. The big corporation’s Snapchat account is charmingly geeky and refreshingly educational. It even includes a series where they explain scientific concepts in a fast and fun way, using the hashtag #emojiscience. Oh…and did we mention Bill Nye?
These accounts are just the tip of the iceberg, but that doesn’t mean you should pass them by. Try them out and see how Snapchat can be so much more than just snapping and chatting.