Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms letting millions of users share their photos, videos, and stories with others. The photo-sharing app has brought a number of impressive features and improvements to its latest update. In this article, we’ve curated a list of 10 cool Snapchat tips and tricks to help you make the most of this engrossing app.
Whether you’re already playing around the app or just getting started, there are some Snapchat tips and tricks that will definitely spice up your Snapchat experience. Here’s how to take your know-how with Snapchat to the next level.
Snapchat Tips and Tricks
Send Cash through Snapcash
Well, you can now send money to friends over Snapchat using Snapcash. All you need to do is just go to Settings and then tap on the Snapcash option. Now you need to sign up for Snapcash and add the details of your debit card. To send cash to a friend, simply enter the amount you would like to send into the given box and tap on ‘Yes’ to confirm. Once you add your payment information, you will be able to pay friends through Snapchat.
Create Your Own Stickers
If you are tired of using the same emojis and pre-loaded stickers in Snapchat then there is good news for you. You can now create your own stickers. To do so, you need to take a photo or video and tap on the scissors icon. Now color the area that you would like to convert into a custom sticker. It’s worth noting that custom stickers are automatically saved into the app and you can access them anytime by simply tapping on the ‘Stickers’ icon.
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Send Group Messages
Sending group messages works in the same manner as sending private messages to a person. In order to create a group chat, just commence a new chat and add up to 16 other chatters to it. Once done, a good-to-go name can be given to the group.
Remember that messages sent within the group chat will disappear after 24 hours. In case you leave the group, all the group messages will automatically get deleted right away.
Design Your Own Geofilter
Geofilters are a fun way to share where you are and what you are up to by simply adding an overlay to your snap. If you enable your location services and filters, you will be able to add a Geofilter.
Just like creating custom stickers, you can also create custom Geofilters for cities, neighborhoods, and events like birthdays, anniversaries, wedding parties, etc. You can go to Snapchat’s On-Demand Geofilters website and then either upload your own design or use one of Snapchat’s own Geofilter templates.
You can also use the app like Confetti to create Geofilters, but it will cost you around $10 to save the design and submit the Geofilter to Snapchat. In addition, you can also pay $15 to save the filter and auto-submit to Snapchat for approval.
Make Voice or Video Calls
The next one in our list of Snapchat tips and tricks is how to make voice and video calls. Most of the Snapchat users send text messages, photos, and videos to each other but you’ll be happy to know that you can also make voice and video calls in the app.
To make a voice call, you can tap on the phone icon on the chat screen – while to make a voice call, just tap on the video camera icon. You need to press and hold the phone icon to record a short voice note. The same applies for sending short video notes. You can record voice and video notes for up to 30 seconds.
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Add Emoji Stickers That Move With Your Video
You can now make static emojis and stickers more interesting by moving them with your video. Isn’t it amazing? Well, certainly it is!
To do so, you need to shoot a video and then choose a sticker or emoji. Instead of just placing sticker/emoji on the screen, you can press and hold it down and then pin it to a part of the video that’s moving.
Swap Faces With Someone
Just forget about the flower crown or the selfie lens filters. You can now swap faces with others in Snapchat. Yes, you’ve read that right! With this feature, you can swap your face with another person using photos from your camera roll.
In order to swap faces, you can open the Snapchat camera and then press and hold on to your face to load up lenses. You need to select a face to swap. It’s one of the best Snapchat tips and tricks you can try right now!
Link Your Bitmoji Account
Well, you can now send Bitmoji in messages and place them over your snaps. It’s a simple process to link your Bitmoji account. To do so, just go to Settings > Bitmoji. You can either link your Bitmoji account or create a Bitmoji account. The next time you send a message or create a snap, you will find Bitmoji stickers under the ‘Stickers’ icon.
Specify Who Can Message You
Under the Settings menu, you can now easily specify who can message you in Snapchat. Let anyone send you messages only if he/she has your username. You can also decide if you want your Snapchat story to be visible to anyone who already adds you. Moreover, there is also a custom setting allowing you to block specific people from viewing your story, though they can still message you directly.
Use Multiple Filters in Snaps
When you open Snapchat, you will be directly taken to the camera view. Once you’ve captured a photo, swipe your finger left or right to preview all the available filters.
Be informed that you can apply filters on your snaps simply by swiping left or right on the photo you’ve captured. But what about adding multiple filters to your snap? Well, you can now add filters in multiple layers to create an effect with multiple filters. All you need to do is just apply the first filter on your snap. Once one filter enabled, tap and hold the screen and then swipe again with a second finger to add another filter. You can apply a maximum of three filters on any snap. This can make your snaps look a lot more interesting.
That’s all we have in our list of 10 cool Snapchat tips and tricks. Happy Snapchatting!
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