Social media is unequivocally the new trend. And while the young population is exceptionally familiar with its fundamentals, there are always some features, tricks, and hacks that manage to sneak past us; they are either hidden or complicated to understand, or we lack the knowledge that they even exist in the first place.
Did you know Snapchat boasts of more than 100 million active users? But with every update, there are new features and hacks that most of the users are unaware of. So, in this article, we bring to you 15 hidden Snapchat hacks that will make your time on this app worth every second.
Thanks to the Pin feature, your dear emojis now have a chance to hover over the objects in your videos. You can now attach, move, resize and rotate the emojis to fit them onto any object that you shoot.
To do that, first, shoot a video of a moving object. Once you’re done, tap on the paper-shaped icon at the top right corner of your screen. Then select your favorite emoji and drag it towards the object you want to attach it with.
Hold the emoji on the object to pin it, and leave the rest to Snapchat.
Apply At Least Three Filters On A Single Snap
After you are done taking that beautiful snap, swipe through the different filters and select the one you like best. Then, hold your finger on the screen firmly to keep that filter from changing or disappearing.
Swipe through the other different filters with your other free hand until you land on one, then remove your thumb before tapping the filter down. It would help if you did the same with the third filter, and you are good to go.
You can select colored filters, digital clocks, temperature, or even your location. If you aren’t happy with the combination of filters that you end up with, swipe right, and you will once again be free to start over.
Save Consumption Data With Travel Mode
Snapchat downloads all the snaps and stories that you receive automatically as soon as you open the app. This means that while it’s entertaining, it can be a little too heavy on data and is bound to consume a lot of your expensive mobile data pack.
To stop Snapchat from doing that, open the camera screen and select your Bitmoji. Then, tap on the gear icon at the top right corner to navigate to Settings.
Now, under the Additional Services option, click on Manage. You will be presented with four different options; select the second option that says Travel Mode, and you are on your way to saving some data costs.
Slow Down, Fast Forward Or Rewind Your Videos
How often do we get the option to enhance our videos and give them a Hollywood feel? Snapchat, with its newly added features, fulfilled our wishes by requiring us to use some simple steps to accentuate the content of our video.
We can now run our videos in slow motion, rewind, or even fast-forward them. The process of using this feature is as simple as selecting a filter: swipe through the video once you are done recording it.
You then have to select the snail icon if you want to run your video in slow motion, select rabbit to fast-forward it, and tap the back-facing Arrows if you want to rewind it.
Create Multiple Snap Texts
Sometimes we need words to say more than pictures do. To add multiple texts in your snapshot, follow these hassle-free steps: head to the app and write the lines you want to add, but remember to put full stops at the end of each line.
After writing each line, click the enter or return button and copy the whole text once you are done. Then, capture a new snapshot and click on the T icon on the top right corner to add the text that you previously copied.
Once the text appears inside the square box, click and hold the box until a couple of options appear. Then select paste, and your text would appear on your snapshot.
Create Personal Geofilters
Snapchat gave a chance to individuals and business professionals to create their own on-demand geofilters in 2016. These filters are added when users capture pictures or record videos from specific locations. There are two kinds of geofilters available for different users.
A personal geofilter is used to promote a personal event, including a birthday party and an engagement event, among many others. At the same time, a business geofilter is created to advertise and promote specific brands, upcoming sales, or the launch of a new company in a particular location.
Creating these custom geofilters is pretty straightforward. Just upload a transparent background and select a date, time, and location for your snap. The Snapchat team will review it and respond to you in one business day.
See Which Of Your Friends Has Blocked You
To unravel which of the people you follow has removed or blocked you, log in to your Snapchat account. Now, scroll down and select Profile Settings and then click on the My Friends option. Go under the search tab and type in the username of the friend you think blocked or removed you.
After you are done typing in their name, select the pop-up window displaying their Snapchat username, display name, and score.
If their snap score is visible to you, you can take a sigh of relief because that means that they have not blocked you. However, if their score is not visible to you, well, it’s time to reflect on your friendships.
Add Audio To Your Snap
A video without any background soundtrack can be pretty dull. But Snapchat has made sure that when you upload your videos to your stories, the viewers get all the feels that you intend them to get.
Adding audio to a snap is a child’s play; all you need to have is a sense of perfect timing. You can go to any music application on your device and play the song you want to include in the video. Then go back to Snapchat and start recording the video while the song plays in the background.
The Snapchat video recorder will track the music and merge it in the video while it’s being recorded, thus giving you a full-packaged, ideal story to upload.
Get Rid Of The Audio In Your Snap
Now that you have learned how to add music to your snap let’s look at how you can remove the same. There often are times when you are compelled to record a video in places that have unnecessary nuances and jarring, ugly noises ruining your video.
In this case, you would rather have a silent video than a noise-filled one. To achieve that, record the video as you would normally have. Once you are done, click on the little microphone icon at the bottom left-hand side of your screen.
All the unnecessarily loud noises will mute themselves, and you can save and send the video that is now, fortunately, sound-free.
Switch Between Front And Back Camera
Snapchat doesn’t have any special icon or switch that could tell the users that they can switch between the two cameras.
This has often confused the users and even frustrated them when they are led to believe that they only have the option to use one camera at a time.
But this is not the case. To switch between the two camera modes, just double tap on the screen (camera viewfinder), and your camera will automatically switch to the other mode. This feature ensures that the process of filming a video is convenient and uncomplicated.
Transform Emojis Into Colorful Filters
If the filters provided to you aren’t enough, we have an exciting and neat trick for you that will allow you to morph your emoji into a colorful filter of your choice. To make that possible, select the emoji with your desired color and drag it to the corner of your screen.
Keep increasing its size and continue shoving it into one corner. Slowly, your screen will be covered in a translucent color that matches the color of your emoji, and the pixelated edge will serve as your desired filter.
You can also try to make a fusion of colors by layering different colored emojis on top of the other.
Save Story By Downloading It
Snapchat is known for disappearing its stories and snaps after a short while. But with the downloading feature, you will be able to keep your stories safe for a long time. Here’s how you can achieve the action.
Open the Snapchat app and swipe right from the camera view. Then click the Stories option at the top.
Select the three dots given on the extreme right-hand side of the screen and drag the download button to the left. And tap on the Download option, and you can save your entire story.
Snapchat does allow you to replay a snap that you have already watched. You have to follow some simple steps: go to your Snapchat Settings and enable the option Replay.
A pop-up window will display asking, Do you want to replay? Click yes, and you will be able to rewatch the snap.
However, remember that the app only allows you to replay the snap once a day. Furthermore, the person whose snap you are replaying will be notified of the same.
Post Colorful Doodles
After you are done capturing your photo or video, you can make it fun by doodling on it. Just tap on the three icons displayed at the top right corner of the screen.
The Pen mode will allow you to scribble on the screen freehand and draw anything you like.
You can also widen the available choices of colors by holding the color palette and expanding it until it displays boxes of varied shades. Select the shade you want to doodle with to make your snap look funky.
Send Multiple Snaps
You can now allow your friend to view your snaps as many times as you want. Capture a snap and tap on the clock icon to select the number of times you want your snap to be visible.
You can also set it to infinity by scrolling down and selecting the infinity symbol. This way, your snap will remain visible to your friend until they decide to tap away.
With its many new and intriguing attributes and hacks, Snapchat attracts thousands of new users every day.
Now that you know about these hidden hacks go ahead and utilize them to the best of your fun ability. Or, if you are a new user, you can download it and embark on your Snap journey!