Snapchat is a popular social network for sharing photos, but be aware that you can also use it to send short videos. You can send videos up to 10 seconds long to any of your Snapchat friends, the same procedure as for photos. This means that they will disappear after being read and you can add filters, stickers and other effects to them. You can also use Snapchat to video chat with your friends.
Method 1 of 3: Upload a Video Snap
Step 1. Open the Snapchat camera screen
This is the screen that appears first when you launch Snapchat. You will see the camera image of your device when it is opened.
Step 2. Press the Change Lens button to change the lens being used
You will see this button in the top left corner. Tap on it to switch from the front lens to the rear lens of your mobile.
Step 3. Long press the round shutter button at the bottom of the screen to start recording
You will record for as long as you press the button, up to a maximum of 10 seconds. This is the time limit for Snapchat videos.
Step 4. Release the shutter button to stop recording
This will stop automatically after 10 seconds.
Step 5. Press the speaker button to turn on the audio for your video
If you turn off the audio, the recipient will not hear anything. If audio is enabled, which is the default, the recipient will be able to hear audio from your video.
Step 6. Swipe the screen left or right to add filters to your Snap
There are several types of filters that you can choose from by swiping the screen right or left. Some filters change depending on your geographic location. See the article How to use video filters on Snapchat to learn more about using these filters.
By using the slow motion filter, you can double the length of your video. This is the only way to send Video Snaps that are longer than 10 seconds
Step 7. Press the pencil button to draw on the video
This will activate the drawing mode and you will be able to use your finger to draw on the Video Snap. You can change the color using the palette in the top right corner. See the article Use_the_functionality.C3.A9_dessin_sub to draw on Snapchat to learn how to use the drawing feature.
Step 8. Press the T button to add a caption
This will add a caption bar and open your keyboard. You will be able to move the legend bar around the screen and rotate it with two fingers. Press the T allows to magnify the font.
Step 9. Press the sticker button to add stickers
This will open a menu with lots of options for stickers and emojis. You can swipe the screen left and right on the menu to see the different categories. Tap a sticker to add it to your Snaps. You can then tap on it to move it.
Touch a sticker for a moment to pause the video. This will allow you to pin the sticker on an object in the video, so that the first one moves with the object. Check out wikiHow's article How to Use 3D Stickers on Snapchat to learn more
Step 10. Press the Send button to send your completed Video Snap
Your friends list will open and you can select the people you want to send it to. You can select as many recipients as you want. You could also upload the video to your Story, where it will be visible to your followers for 24 hours.
Method 2 of 3: Video chat
Step 1. Make sure you are using the latest version of Snapchat
Snapchat introduced an updated video chat feature in March 2016 in version 220.127.116.11. You must use this version or higher of the Snapchat app in order to send or receive video calls.
Step 2. Open your Snapchat inbox
You could press the button in the lower left corner of the Snapchat camera screen or you could swipe the screen from left to right. This will display all recent conversations.
Step 3. In Snapchat, open a conversation with the person you want to call
You can drag an existing conversation from left to right to open it or press the button New at the top of the screen and select the person you want to video chat with.
Step 4. Tap the video camera button at the bottom of the chat
This allows the other person to be called. Depending on their notification settings, the recipient might need to use the Snapchat app in order to view the call.
Step 5. Wait for the other person to pick up
If the other person sees a video call notification, they can choose to join the call or just watch. If she chooses this second option, you'll be notified that she picked up, but you won't be able to see her. If she selects To rejoin, you will see her image on video and she will see yours.
Step 6. Double-tap the screen to change goals during a call
So you can quickly switch between the rear lens and the front lens.
Step 7. Tap the sticker button to add an emoji to the chat
You and your friend will both be able to see the emoji you added.
Step 8. Press the video camera button again to hang up
It doesn't end the call, it just ends the video. To leave the call completely, close the conversation or switch to another application.
Method 3 of 3: Send a video rating
Step 1. Open a conversation with the person you want to leave a note for
You can send short video notes to someone, which is even easier than sending a Video Snap. For this you will need to open a chat with the person you want to send the note to.
Step 2. Long press the video camera button
You will see a small bubble appear with your video inside. Video notes always use the front lens.
Step 3. Bring your finger over the X to cancel the recording
The recording will be sent automatically if you release the button or wait for 10 seconds to elapse. If you need to cancel, slide your finger to the X on the screen, then release.
Step 4. Release your finger or wait 10 seconds to automatically send the video note
This will be sent automatically after you release your finger or after 10 seconds. Once it has been sent, you cannot go back.