MirrorMirror - User Guide

Download and sign up
MirrorMirror is available for Android (4.4 and higher) and iOS (9.0 and higher) and works on both smartphones and tablets. MirrorMirror is downloadable from iTunes and Google Play.

Once you have downloaded MirrorMirror, open it on your phone. You can then create an account using your Facebook login. Select a username and enter your basic information.

By creating an account you agree to MirrorMirror’s terms and conditions (Don’t worry, we don’t do bad things). You need to be at least 13 years old to use MirrorMirror.

Add contacts
Once you have completed the sign-up process you will be able to start following existing users or inviting your friends to MirrorMirror. This is split into 3 sections.

1.    Connect with your network
Any Facebook friends that are already using MirrorMirror will be listed. You can choose to ‘Follow all’ or manually select individual users by clicking on their name. When added a ‘tick’ will be displayed next to their username.

2.    Invite your friends
None of your friends on MirrorMirror yet? Want to recommend MirrorMirror to someone? Simply select ‘Invite all’ or manually select individuals to invite by clicking on their name. When added a ‘tick’ will be displayed next to their username.

3.    Follow suggested users
MirrorMirror has compiled a list of some users we recommend you follow. You can choose to ‘Follow all’ or manually select individual users by clicking on their name. If you decide you don’t want to follow them, you can choose to ‘unfollow’ them later. When added a ‘tick’ will be displayed next to their username.

Create posts
Upload your first picture by clicking on ‘Upload your first photo’ (or ‘Upload your second photo if you prefer to do things differently). You get two options to upload a photo; take a photo or select an existing image on your device.

Take photo
When taking a photo for the first time you will be asked to give MirrorMirror permission to have access to the camera. Click ok and proceed to take your photo as you would normally using your device.

Once you have taken your photo, select how you would like your photo to display by zooming in or out.

Select existing photo
Have an image on your device you already want to upload? Simply select it from your device’s library.

Once you have taken your photo select how you would like your photo to display by zooming in or out.

Add a description
Descriptions are important! They help your friends and followers know what you’re posting and why.

Need to select an outfit for a night out or a job interview? Tell your network your dilemma!

Shopping and can’t work out which item to buy? Ask your MirrorMirror community!

Want feedback on which shoes to wear with an outfit? Get your friends to point you in the right direction!

Add hashtags
Hashtags are important for helping other users find your posts or identify themes, items or brands in your posts.

Example – Have you created a post asking about what clothes to wear to the beach? Try these hashtags - #beach #summer #asos #bikini #shorts #tshirt.

Adding hashtags also helps with visibility of other networks such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Tag users / brands in your post
Do you want to alert a specific person to your post? Want to tag one of your favourite brands? Simply add the @username to your description. You can add multiple names to get more visibility. Adding user names also helps with visibility of other networks such as Twitter and Instagram.

Share your post
Once you are ready to share your post, click ‘Post’. This will immediately share your post on MirrorMirror.

Want to get greater visibility of your posts? Once you have completed posting you will get the option of choosing to share your post further. Choose to share and you will be given a list of available sharing options (E.G – Facebook, Whatsapp, Email, etc).

After selecting which sharing methods you want for your posts, MirrorMirror will generate a ‘teaser’ image and link to your post. When clicking the link one of two things will happen.

1)    If a friend is viewing your post on a mobile device and has MirrorMirror installed once they click on the link they will be directed to your post in the app.

2) If a friend does not have the MirrorMirror app installed (or is viewing the link on a desktop device), clicking the link will take them to a web landing page where the post will be visible. Currently web posts are not available for voting, however your friends will have options to download MirrorMirror for their smartphone or tablet.

Embed your post on a website
Do you have a website or blog you wish to share your post on? Visit the web vote page (listed in ‘Share you post’) and click ‘Embed post’. When doing this you will be given unique embedding code that you can then copy & paste to your preferred destination.

Follow other users & discover great content
Looking for inspiration or to find users to follow? Head to the search section of the app by clicking the ‘Search’ logo on the bottom right of the app.

Write a search term in the search field (E.G – Nike), once you have searched you will get three different section of results;

Top
This shows the top image results for the search term you have entered. You can then click on these images to view content. If you wish you can then choose to follow users who have posted.
Users
This shows the top user results for the search term you have entered. If you wish to follow a user, manually select individuals to follow by clicking on their name. When added a ‘tick’ will be displayed next to their username.
Hashtags
This shows the top users post results for the searched hashtag. If you wish you can then choose to follow users who have posted.

Grow your community
The more people on MirrorMirror, the better your experience! Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and colleagues about MirrorMirror so you can ask their opinions and vote on their posts.  

Check for MirrorMirror updates and new functionality
At MirrorMirror we aim to continually update and improve our service. We will continue to add new functions and possibilities to MirrorMirror, so don’t forget to

Want extra inspiration?
Our blog features regular inspiration, trends, guest features and MirrorMirror news. Bookmark www.askmirrormirror.com/blog to never miss a post or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram