What are potential use cases for snippets?

i am very new to Gitlab and am using a free self-hosted account. I am particularly interested in code snippets. I have noticed that there are many things one can do, like sharing and commenting snippets, and other things one cannot do, like tagging. It’s also not easy to find an existing snippet, since there is no preview.

I would like to know, how do others use their snippets? Are you using the rest API or plug-ins?

thank you for your interest :slightly_smiling_face: