Snapchat joins the movement in clearing up and taking care of one’s mental health
Snapchat has launched on Monday their Mini applications, which include a headspace as part of the initiative “to help support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Snapchatters,” according to a Snap spokesperson.
They have announced the launching at its virtual Partner Summit last June. These miniature apps made by third-party developers that run inside of Snapchat to create more social experiences among friends, which were built using HTML.
The company states that their research shows that anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health challenges are high among its users. And one way to resolve that is to turn to their friends first when dealing with these feelings.
“That research helped inform how we designed this Headspace mini — we are putting resources front and center where Snapchatters already talk to their close friends, and we hope this new feature will provide a safe space for friends to practice mindfulness, and be able to send encouraging messages to positively boost friends in need,” the Snapchat spokesperson said.
The newly released mini-apps has six meditation sessions, which are three to four minutes long, and include themes like “Get Out of a Funk,” “Just Breathe,” “Kick the Panic,” “Be Nice to You,” “Pressure to Succeed,” and “Me Time.”
When you want to start You can enter via the Here for You vertical or you can tap the rocket icon in Chat to start a conversation with friends and meditate together. If you prefer to meditate solo, type the word “Headspace” in the search bar to find it.