Snapchat is a very entertaining application. Among other things, it is possible to apply all kinds of visual effects to the photos and videos you send. Have fun !
Method 1 of 3: Enable Snapchat filters
Step 1. Launch Snapchat
Tap the white ghost icon on a yellow background.
- If you're not already signed in, tap Log in and enter your username (or email address) and password.
Step 2. Open your profile
Open it by swiping down on the camera screen.
Step 3. Press
This is the icon at the top right of the screen.
Step 4. Open the preferences menu
Scroll down the menu and press To manage in the section Additional options.
Step 5. Activate the filters
Slide the button next to the option Filters to the right. It will turn green and you can apply filters to your Snaps.
If the button is already green, the filters are already activated
Method 2 of 3: Apply filters to Photo Snaps
Step 1. Return to the camera
Tap the back button on the top left of the screen until you return to your profile page and then swipe up on the screen.
Step 2. Display the Lenses
Tap the screen and keep your finger pressed. After a while, you should see icons appear to the right of the camera button.
- To apply effects to your face or a friend's face, center the face in the middle of the screen and tap on it.
- Tap the camera icon in the top right to change the direction in which your phone's camera is pointed.
Step 3. Choose a Lens
Swipe right to cycle through the different effects. Among the most common, you will find the dog's head, the doe's head or the exchange of faces.
Many effects change their appearance if you open your mouth or raise your eyebrows (for example, the dog's head sticks out its tongue when you open your mouth)
Step 4. Take a photo
Tap the circular button at the bottom of the screen. The photo will be taken with your chosen Lens applied to the subject.
Step 5. Display the filters
Swipe left or right on the photo. You will see filters appear on your Snap. The most common filters are as follows.
- The altitude.
- The current outdoor temperature.
- Directions based on your location (for example, the city you are in).
- Snapchat may ask you for permission to access your location if this is your first time using these filters. In this case, press To allow.
Step 6. Look for additional options
Tap on the filters to see if they have any other options. For example, if you apply the temperature filter and tap it, you will be able to choose between degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Step 7. Mix filters
You can apply multiple filters to a single Snap. Apply one then keep your finger pressed on the screen to hold this filter while swiping right or left with another finger.
- For example, you can turn on the temperature filter and then tap and hold your finger and apply a filter based on your location at the same time.
- Some filters cannot be applied together (such as time and altitude).
Step 8. Submit your Snap
Once you're done, you can send the Snap to any of your Snapchat contacts by tapping the white arrow at the bottom right of the screen. Pick a recipient or post the Snap as a Story for all your friends to see. To do this, tap the square with a + symbol next to it at the bottom of the screen. Now that you know how to apply filters to photos, it's time to learn how to apply them to videos!
Method 3 of 3: Apply filters to Video Snaps
Step 1. Tap the screen
Tap on it and keep your finger pressed. You should see icons appear to the right of the camera button.
- To apply Lenses to your or a friend's face, center the face in the middle of the screen and tap on it.
- Tap the camera icon at the top right to change the direction of your phone's camera.
Step 2. Go through the Lenses
Swipe right to see the different effects available. Among the most common, you have the head of a dog, the head of a doe or the exchange of faces.
Some Lenses change your voice if you speak when they are activated. They briefly display the message “voice change” on the screen when you select them
Step 3. Take a video
Tap and hold the circular button at the bottom of the screen to record a video. You can record for 10 seconds with Snapchat.
Step 4. Add filters
Swipe left or right on your video to apply filters. The most common are the following.
- Rewinding: the icon representing three arrows pointing to the left (<<<) allows the video to be played backwards.
- Fast forward: The rabbit-shaped icons speed up the video. One of these icons (the rabbit with lines above and below) speeds it up much more than the rabbit without lines.
- Slow motion: the snail-shaped icon allows you to play the video half as fast. You can therefore have a video of 20 seconds maximum (for a base video of 10 seconds).
- The temperature display.
- The time display.
- If this is your first time using filters, Snapchat may ask you for permission to access your location. In this case, press To allow.
Step 5. Explore the other options
Tap on the filters to see if they have other options. For example, if you apply the temperature filter and tap it, you will be able to choose between degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Step 6. Mix several filters
Apply one of the filters you want and hold it by keeping one finger pressed on the screen while swiping right or left with another finger.
- For example, you could apply the white and black filter, hold it in place, and display the slow motion filter.
- Some filters (such as slow motion and fast forward) cannot be applied together.
Step 7. Send the Snap
Once it's ready, send it to one of your Snapchat friends: press the white arrow at the bottom right and choose a recipient or post the video as a Story so that all your contacts can see it. To do this, tap the square with a + sign next to it at the bottom of the screen.