How to use Snapchat?


How to use Snapchat? Are you someone who loves using Snapchat? Or, do you want to use Snapchat to its fullest? Read our beginner’s guide on using snapchat.

Well, Snapchat is one such platform that does more than just sending a video or photo. However, the drawback is many don’t know how to use its features like sketches, lenses, stickers, video call and more.

That being said, let’s quickly take a dig at different Snapchat features and how you can use them:

How to use Snapchat Filters

Just like Instagram, Snapchat boasts of filters that you can easily add to photos. Once you have clicked a photo, simply swipe right or left and you’ll come across a message that says ‘turn on filters’. Click on ‘I want filters’ button placed at bottom of screen. You’ll be directed to ‘additional services’ button of settings menu where you need to tick filters box. Please remember you need to enable location so that you can switch them on.

How to use Snapchat Lenses

Open Snapchat app and ensure your front facing camera is on. Then, long press smartphone screen on your face to load lenses. Now, scroll horizontally over those lenses & for most you will have to follow an instruction for it to work perfectly like raising your brows or opening your mouth.

How to use Snapchat Stickers and Emojis

You can easily add emoji in caption box by moving to emoji keyboard. Besides, you can even add resizable emoji-stickers and a number of illustrated stickers.

  • Tap on stickers icon in top right corner of screen to show up stickers palette.
  • Tap sticker you would like to add.
  • Tap & drag sticker to switch it around photo.
  • Pinch to turn sticker smaller or bigger.
  • Turn your fingers in order to rotate sticker.
  • Tap & drag sticker to trash if you wish to delete or remove it.

How to use Snapchat Sketches

  • Sketches allow you to doodle right on the top of your snaps.
  • Tap & drag on palette bar in order to alter colors.
  • Use your fingers to doodle and sketch.
  • Tap undo to left of pencil icon to discard any mistakes.

How to use Snapchat replays

Under same ‘additional services’ settings (you need to swipe left, press cog wheel & choose manage), switch on replay. As soon as it gets switched on, you can now replay one photo every 24 hours.
Others can replay your snaps by default as the feature is open to them.

Snapchat Special Text

In case, you want to add captions to snaps then switch on the ‘special text’ on additional services. Now, you can add the caption, there is a “T” at top of screen that you can tap to alter its look.

Snapchat Video Call

Are you someone who likes chatting with a friend? Then, swipe right on your friend’s name in Snapchat inbox to start. And, when you leave the chatting screen, messages read by both you & your friend will get cleared.
The Snapchat app will notify you in case your friend is online at the time of chatting, and if you are both chatting at same time you simply need to press & hold to share your live videos.

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