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How To Start a Convo on Snapchat

How To Start A Convo On Snapchat

Snapchat filters have been the foundation for so many great and fun moments. Moments that we have shared with friends, families, and even total strangers.

Ironically, it’s easier to share personal experiences with a stranger than start a conversation with them on Snapchat.

Quick Answer

The basic rule for starting any conversation on Snapchat is to know what gets the person talking or their interests and approach the conversation from that point.

But no matter the convo, dispose of the “Hi and Hello” syndrome as a conversation starter because you most likely won’t get any replies.

To initiate good conversations on Snapchat, there are three methods you can engage to ensure you don’t run out of options that work for you.

Keep in Mind

The approach to starting a conversation depends on whether the person is a friend, a crush, an acquaintance, or a stranger. Strangers and acquaintances generally have the same approach, but I wouldn’t suggest the same for your crush.

Great Conversation Starters on Snapchat

Method #1: Use the Story Opportunity

What Is Your Story

If you want to have anyone’s attention, letting them know you have been paying attention is an excellent first step.

Generally, Snapchat gives off a very relaxed and goofy vibe, so commenting on people’s stories usually draws their attention.

Now, if you wish to start a conversation with a stranger, simply comment on their story but don’t ever start with a hello; you are not on the phone. You could try this:

“Wow, that shirt looks good on you. Where did you get it?”

If it’s someone you have a crush on, intentional and fun compliments would probably be the way forward. A good example of this would be:

“Is that a filter or are you pulling my leg?”.

Before choosing a person to start a conversation with, make sure to take a minute or two to check their stories.

My personal opinion of this isn’t great cause an absence of stories would lead to you delaying the conversation.

Method #2: Approach With Their Interests and Hobbies

Guy In A Skatepark On A Skateboard

This is a whole lot of spontaneity and observation or, for lack of a better description, research. It’s best when you have an idea of what the person is interested in because it helps get the conversation rolling.

Observation might seem like a lot of work, but it isn’t, and it’s pretty worth it no matter who the person is or why you approached them. Take into consideration the example below.

For a dog lover, you could start by asking about their dog if they have one. It could go like this:

“Your dog looked very cute the last time I saw him in your story. How is he?”

The same rule applies to those who are interested in sports, cheerleading, games, etc. Always start from their interest.

Interests are great conversation starters, but they require a more direct approach than replying to stories.

It means that you don’t have to wait to come across the person’s story before you kick off the conversation.

Just go directly to the person’s inbox and drop off a message that could incite his/her response.

This method is perfect for starting a conversation with your crush on Snapchat. It’s an alarm that shows you have been paying attention.

I recommend this method to anyone who wants to start a conversation on Snapchat. Casual sentences should be your opening.

Method #3: Peak Their Curiosity With the Low Time Limit


Before I explain what low time on Snapchat is, let me just say this doesn’t work for everyone.

Low time helps you set a duration for which a person can view your snaps.

The idea is to set it to the least possible duration so the snap disappears so quickly that the person can’t see it and becomes curious.

To see it again, they have no other choice than to ask you to send it again or tell them what it is.

It’s almost like starting a conversation without actually having to. It’s sneaky and is probably the best for extremely shy people.

Things To Avoid When Starting a Convo on Snapchat

Knowing what to avoid is as important as learning how to start a convo on Snapchat. These are what you should avoid:

  • Don’t overwhelm the person with messages in any form, even without a response.
  • Don’t kick off the conversation on a serious note; it’s not an interrogation.
  • Avoid sexual innuendos and abusive words.
  • Don’t send snaps of your story to the person’s inbox; it is very annoying.
  • Avoid seeming overenthusiastic or desperate. It’s a total turnoff.

 To Sum Up

Starting convos on Snapchat is fun because it helps you connect. The article teaches you the best way to get conversations rolling.

No matter the reason, be it getting to know someone new or connecting with old acquaintances who could be your crush, either a boy or a girl, or a distant friend or colleague.

Remember, all you need to do is either comment on a person’s story, approach them with their interests and hobbies, or pique their curiosity using low time.


What do I do when the person doesn’t reply?

In all honesty, there is nothing you can do. If you give any of the methods a try and don’t get a reply, it could mean either the person hasn’t seen the message or is ignoring you.

In both scenarios, it’s best you avoid sending numerous messages and either move on or wait.

What if I don’t know their hobbies or what interests them?

This is a bit tricky, but most people usually show their hobbies or the things that interest them in their stories. So follow their stories.


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