Here's how Snapchat is joining the Indian general elections 2019

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First Published 10, Apr 2019, 3:59 PM IST
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How Snapchat is joining the Indian general elections 2019
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Snapchat, a multimedia messaging app, is helping Indian voters gear up for the upcoming elections.

New Delhi: With election day fast approaching, multimedia messaging app Snapchat is going all out with encouraging people to vote. In a bid to guide users to resources provided by the Election Commission of India, the app started their colourful way to jazz up the process of voting.

Starting from March 28, Indian Snapchatters received a Snap from Team Snapchat and had access to filters reminding them to check their online voter roll ahead of the deadline. On April 10, a Team Snapchat snap will also be sent to remind people to look up when their constituency is voting, and Snapchat will also send a Snap in each individual state that includes a link to polling location information hosted on the Electoral Commission of India’s portal.

Also read: 7 Bollywood stars who will not be voting in general elections 2019

Furthermore, in partnership with YLAC India (Young Leaders for Active Citizenship), Snap is also hosting a geo-filter competition to encourage voter engagement and expression for the state elections in Mumbai and Delhi. The YLAC has also launched an election awareness toolkit to help people conduct information sessions about voter registration, resources for candidate info, reporting fake news and more. You can download the toolkit here:

Best known for dividing the world over the dog Snapchat filter, the app has also designed a range of creative tools including filters, stickers, Bitmoji, lenses, and Snap Map integrations, especially for the election.

Snapchatters can use can also use lenses and filters to express themselves on issues around the elections and share them with friends. Snap Map will offer a new way for its Indian community to check their online voter roll, look up when their State Constituency is voting and encourage them to cast their vote with a ready link to the polling location.

In addition, some of Snap's content partners – The Wire, HuffPost India and Brut India –  will go live with Curated Stories, Publisher Stories and Shows, providing compelling election coverage and analysis, as well as capturing on-ground voter sentiment across the country.

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