While more news organisations are using private messaging services like WhatsApp to send news updates to their audience, Snapchat has not yet convinced the media to fully jump on board.
Its 10-second limit for 'Snaps' may have put off some journalists from joining at the beginning, but the platform is now attracting more news outlets, like Channel 4 who used it for news coverage during the Scottish independence referendum.
The Washington Post also has a presence on the platform, and its national digital editor Masuma Ahuja shared some tips on how to use Snapchat in the Online News Association video below.
She talks about getting to know the community, and engaging with Snapchat users by replying to their Snaps and being "a real person".
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