How Screenshots Can Boost Engagement on Social Media

Nov 09, 2022

Screenshots are the new tweets. At least that's what we're hearing from some of the most popular personalities on social media (and now in real life). Screenshots have become a staple of the internet, used to share text messages and photos with friends, family, and strangers alike. Nowadays, if you don't post a screenshot of your latest text or tweet on Facebook or Instagram, it might as well be as if you didn't exist at all—because everyone else is using screenshots to share their posts with friends.

Screenshots of texts and tweets have become commonplace online

Screenshots of text and tweets have become commonplace online. Some people do it as a joke, others use them to share information or promote their work.

In fact, screenshots can help boost engagement on social media by encouraging users to interact with your content in new ways. If you're wondering how best to take advantage of them (and what you should be looking out for), here are some tips:

  • Share interesting conversations or funny moments with friends in real time via text message or Twitter DM (direct message). These types of posts are often shared within the same groups as the original conversation took place because it helps keep everyone up-to-date on what's happening at once without having to scroll through long threads all day long.
  • Show off funny memes that have gone viral on Instagram or Facebook Messenger.
  • Post screenshots from an article about something related but unrelated enough so as not only present itself as informative but also entertaining at the same time.
  • Include links that point back towards your website where visitors can learn more about topics covered within those articles

Make your own screenshots

Screenshots are a great way to share information, but they can also be used as a tool for sharing your opinions on things. Here's an example:

  • Take a screenshot of the article you're reading and share it with friends on Facebook or Twitter. You'll get some good feedback from people who see what you thought was interesting or important enough that they wanted to read more about it themselves!
  • Take another screenshot of something interesting happening in your world—for example, if one of your friends posts an interesting article online (like this one), take a screenshot of that too!

Use screenshots to post about trending topics

If you want to show the world what’s happening in your life and share your emotions, screenshots can help. Here are some examples:

  • Screenshots of how you feel about a recent event that's trending on Twitter or Instagram. For example, if someone posts a photo of a baby crying with tears streaming down its face because it doesn't have any diapers yet (the "baby" being me), I'm going to screenshot that so people can see what kind of person I am!
  • Screenshots showing off all my favorite things—books I'm reading right now or movies I saw recently—and talking about them in detail. You could also include links where people can find more information about those books/movies if they're interested in learning more (you know who they are).
  • Screenshots from apps like Snapchat or Instagram Stories where there's something fun happening online right now that someone might want to check out later on their own timeline...or maybe even just hang out with friends!

We’re all about making your content the best it can be, and we know that’s not always easy. We want to help you test out new things, explore new techniques, and discover what works for you.