Snapmatic is a photo-sharing app featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is likely based on Instagram, an online photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service. The logos are similar as well. The name may be a parody of the video messaging application Snapchat.
Players can use Snapmatic via the in-game phone to take and upload pictures to the Social Club (You must have Social Club account to save photos). Just like Instagram, players can "hashtag" (#) their photos on the Social Club site. For example, one may type "#LosSantos". As of December 24, Snapmatic has received brand new features, including depth of field adjustment, filters, and even a meme-maker, which makes it even more like Instagram.
As of October 1st, many people on both Xbox and Playstation Live have unable to use Snapmatic. Players would receive a message saying "ALERT Online service is disabled on your account" and after the recent release of the Business DLC, the message changed to "Snapmatic features are currently disabled on your acount due to eligibility restrictions". Despite the long wait of people being unable to use the service, Rockstar are aware of this issue and are currently working on this error.
- While saving a photo to the server, it will automatically synchronise the Bawsaq website and your Game Progress to your Social Club account.
- You aren't allowed to use Snapmatic while in cover.
- The time stamp border always shows the time as 0069 regaurdless of the actual in-game time. This is simply another case of Rockstar's affinity for sexual humor.