Get Automatic Photo Books Using Chatbooks App

Edited by Chris Stipe, Maria


Ready to stop wasting hours making photo books? Maybe you don't have the time to make photo books? Well, now you can get automatic photo books using the Chatbooks app today! So whether you're a busy mom or dad, you never have to worry about losing a digital copy of those precious moments in your life. That's right - the Chatbooks app takes the work out of having to make photo books by pretty much automating the whole process. Thereby allowing you to focus on what matters most to you - capturing those precious family moments.

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How Chatbooks Works


Chatbooks is simple and easy to set up too - all it takes is about 30 seconds to set up your photo book series and then the rest of the work is done for you. The Chatbooks Photo Book Series creates and ships a photo album to you every time you add 60 photos to Instagram, Facebook, or your phone favorites. When it's that easy to do, and only costs $8 USD to start with free shipping, how could you not want to try out this app today to capture all the special moments in your life?

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Got a ton of photos already on your device or photos that are already posted on your account that you would like to put in a photo book but don't want to buy them all at once? Then not to worry, as you can set up a monthly subscription plan where you can either set up one, five, or ten books a month until you are caught up to your current pictures.

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Want your photo books to be created by subject instead of chronologically? Well, you can do that too! You can set up different Chatbooks for different hashtags. So, for example, a photo book would only be created once you hit 60 photos of all the same hashtag #SunSets or #Vacation.

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So, are ready to start using the Chatbooks app to automate the process of making photo books for you? Then follow the guide below on how to do everything you need to get automatic photo books using the Chatbooks app.

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Download & Set Up Chatbooks

To begin getting automatic photo books using the Chatbooks app, we need to first download the app. Whether you're an Android or iOS user, you can download the app by following the appropriate link below (while the screenshots in this guide are from an Android device, iOS devices/users should be the same):

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    Download the Chatbooks app from the Google Play Store for Android devices
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    1. For iOS devices, download the Chatbooks app from the iTunes App Store.
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    Once you have downloaded and installed the app, tap the icon to load the app.
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    Tap on the "Get Started" button to continue
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    From here, you will have a few options to get started which include the standard "Book Series" that starts at $8, the "Custom Books" which starts at $12, or "More" (which has some various options in it)
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    1. For this part of the guide, we are going to show you how to set up the standard service. The customize section after will dive into the various other options you can set up.
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    Tap on the "Book Series" box
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    Tap on the blue "Add A Source" button to choose your connect option, which can either be your Instagram, Facebook, or Camera Roll
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    (In this guide), I am selecting my Instagram account, which can be done by tapping on the "Instagram" button
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    1. Tap on your which account option you would like to add as your source.
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    Fill in your account details if you decided to pick your source as Instagram or Facebook and tap the "Log In" button
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    If the app request authorization pop-up comes up, tap on the "Authorize" button
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    The app will now sync with your chosen source (this may take a little bit of time, please be patient.)
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    Once you reach 60 photos, you will receive an email that gives you a 3-day window to make any edits to your latest book (You will need to create an account)
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    1. You can select the title of the photo book, change the cover photo, delete images that you don't want, and show/hide options, date and time, and location.
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    Now that we have installed and initially set up your Chatbooks app, that's all there is to it - set it and forget it.
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    To create your free account, tap on the "Create you free Chatbooks account"
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    Fill in the required information and tap the "Sign Up" button once complete
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Customize Your Photo Books

Already have more than 60 photos from your selected source? Got your first email that your first photo book is ready for you to edit? Whatever the case may be, we got you covered here at VisiHow. Here's how to customize your photo books to suit your needs - if you want to make any changes or edits.

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    Inside the Chatbooks app, tap on the selected photo books you have (in this guide, mine is "Series Softcover My Instagrams"
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    Swipe with the finger (if you have more than 60 photos) to get to "Volume 1"
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    At the bottom, you will see a list of various options to choose from, which include "Choose Cover, Edit Book, Add Photos or Get Prints"
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    Tap on "Choose Cover" to change the cover photo
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    You will have three options to choose from, either "Premium custom covers, Images from the book or Other Sources
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    Tapping on "Premium custom covers" will give you this "Confirm Upgrade" pop-up
     
    1. Read this information very carefully before continuing with this option. Since I don't want this option, I am going to tap on "Cancel".
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    Tapping on "Images from book" will allow you to choose a different cover page from the existing 60 images of this photo book
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    Tap on one of the images to change the cover photo
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    From here you can crop and zoom in on the image if you want
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    Once you are satisfied, tap on the "Done" button
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    1. You can change the cover photo at any time before ordering the photo book.
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    To edit the photo book itself, tap on "Edit Book"
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    From here you will be given a thumbnail view of all the photos in the current photo book
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    Want to edit a specific photo
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    Simply tap on it.
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    From here, you can choose to include or exclude this image by tapping the checkmark box beside included
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    You can edit the caption, by tapping on the Edit Caption box
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    Tapping the menu option at the top (three vertical dots), will bring up the following list of options
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    Once you have completed making your desired option choices, it is time to move on to the last part - ordering your prints!
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Ordering Your Prints

Once you've made all the customizations necessary (if you had any to make) then it's time to complete the last steps, which is ordering that photo book. To do this:

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    Tap on the "Order" button
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    Here you can make some final changes if needed, but if you're happy with your previous customizations, tap on the "Next" button
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    Approve the Layout by tapping on the "Next" button
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    Next is the Ship To information, tap on the "+" icon
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    Fill out all the required information and then tap the "Add" button
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    Tap on the "Next" button
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    From here you will have a "Shipping Options" page
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    Tap on Shipping Option you want and then tap the "Next" button
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    Next will be the "Payment Options" section
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    If you have a code to enter, tap on the "Do You Have a Code?", enter the code you have in the box and tap on the "Redeem Code"
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    Tap on the "+" icon to add a payment option, which can either be a Credit Card or Attach a Paypal Account
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    Select your desired option and fill in the necessary information
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    1. For adding a credit card, tap on the "Add New Card" once you have filled out the information
    2. Adding a Paypal account will require you to login to your PayPal account first to set up Paypal's pre-approval.
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    Once completed, click on the "Next" button
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    You will be asked to confirm you order before continuing on (just to make sure that you want this photo book and to confirm the total price).
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    Tap "Confirm Order" and that's it - you've completed the process for getting your first photo book sent to you
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    1. The delivery time can vary depending on location, refer to the options under the "Shipping Options" when placing your order to know the approximate delivery date.
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    Repeat this process above anytime that you wish to customize your photo books
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    1. Of course if you have no customizing to do for a particular photo book, you can start off from the step of tapping on the "Order" button.
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