What Does S/U Mean On Snapchat Story?

S/U in Snapchat

What do you know about S/U in Snapchat? Snapchat is a popular multimedia messaging Apps liked by tons of users. Million of users use Snapchat daily and over 1 billion snap posted every day. However, Snapchat with its amazing features has succeeded to attract lots of people. Snapchat app is also available for iOS and Android devices only. This needs only a few minutes and then you are good to Go.

Have you ever come across the term s/u on Snapchat and were left wondering or searching what it meant? Well, we will be wondering what s/u means, why it’s used, and how to use it well. Well, there are many acronyms — so, taking a hold of the meaning of the popular emojis and terms shall prepare you well for your Snapchat life. Also, you can use these to instantly get the chat going on and increase your points on Snapchat. Before we move down to know more about s/u let’s take a quick look at the Snapchat intro!

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What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is launched by a group of former students at Standford University. The major idea of Snapchat is to connect people all around the world. Snapchat is the 1st messaging App that brought AR into a messenger. It is just like the Pokemon Go game in which you can place any AR picture and experience it in the real world. Rather than AR Snapchat also gives features like:

  • Snap map to track/record everything that is going on in the world.
  • Personal Emoji to create your own emoji and view it as real-life with the help of AR.
  • AR Stickers also experience the world with unique Stickers. You can place any sticker anywhere in the real world.
  • Special effects are available to modify any image, video. Like you can modify the voice pitch to make it funny. You can also create stickers of your own.
  • Snapchat News to keep track/record of what’s going on in the world. All news is published by trusted publishers like The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The wall street journal, and much more.

S/U Intro:

The term S/U stands for ‘Swipe Up’. It is a very common acronym and can be used quite extensively on various other social media apps too. However, the term was introduced on Instagram as a call-to-action. But the swipe-up action launched a link that the account holder can customize.

The idea behind this was to create an instant way to add web links to Stories. Snapchat always enabled you to attach links to your pictures. But some of us know about the ‘swipe up’ function.

Use S/U On Snapchat:

Swipe up or S/U is a call-to-action that you can use on snaps or stories on Snapchat. This term can be used to direct your audience to simply swipe up on a snap that contains a link. Links are invisible whenever you attached them to Snaps, and that is why it is necessary to use a call-to-action. However, it helps you to highlight the fact that there is a link attached and also shows the way you can access that link.

S/U can also be used on snaps or on stories, in the form of Bitmojis, stickers, and GIFs. Snapchat provides a surprising number of fun-‘Swipe up’ GIFs to play around with! However, these animated stickers can also be added to your picture to divert the attention of your audience. Whenever a user swipes up on your story, they will be welcomed by the link that you have added.

Steps To Use S/U On Snapchat:

As mentioned above, S/U is a call-to-action. You can also add it to snaps that have a link attached. So if you want to add a link to your picture and increase interaction, come let’s check how to do it via S/U.

Add a link

At first, you want to attach a link to your snap. To do so, simply launch Snapchat and then tap a photo for your snap. Now click the ‘Link’ button located in the right-side panel.

You can either copy a link from any website, or just input it out. You will then view a preview of the link after you successfully add it.

Click ‘Attach to Snap’ at the bottom. You will be notified that the Link button is now highlighted showing that you have successfully added a link to this snap.

Add a S/U call-to-action

Now that you have successfully attached the link to your snap. Now you need a way to allow people to know that they simply swipe up to access it. That is why you want to add a call-to-action.

Click the ‘Stickers’ button located on the right-side panel.

Now simply use the search bar located at the top to look for ‘swipe up’. Also, you can try searching for just ‘swipe’. Click the sticker that you want to add to your snap. You can add various stickers to make your snap better stand out.

If you are satisfied with your snap, head over to send it out or then add it to your story as you normally do.


I hope this guide helped. If you have any queries or questions then feel free to sound off in the comments below.

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