Top 10 Snapchat Tips and Tricks For All Devices 2018

Snapchat is a growing and popular multi-platform messaging apps for smartphones. Not only teens but adults have also become quite addictive to this app. This application has a unique feature, as posts disappear after a given a certain time period. As this feature gives a pleasure of anonymity it also provides safety to the criminal minded who even upon the misuse cannot be traced back. With the latest redesigned update Snapchat is facing heat from its users, so a few Snapchat tips and tricks are also required.

top Snapchat Tips and Tricks

If you use Snapchat for more than sharing stories then you are a power user. With the continuous upgrades, it’s hard to keep track of every feature. To be honest it’s almost impossible to keep up. If you think you are a power user and know all the features of Snapchat would you like to take a small challenge? In this article we are going to discuss Top 10 Snapchat Tips and Tricks; check and match if you know all of them.

Best Snapchat Tips and Tricks:

So here are the Snapchat Tips and Tricks that you can use to smoothly use this app.

1) Apply Face Lenses After Clicking A Picture:

You can use Face Lenses after clicking a picture as well as before clicking. After you click a picture without the filter Snapchat will show you one ‘Smiley’ icon below the ‘Paperclip’ icon. After tapping the icon you will get the complete range of face lenses to choose from to apply. Caution, this feature is dependent on your full face so be sure to keep your whole face visible in the picture.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks face lens

2) Ghost Mode:

If you post a snap Snapchat app keeps a track of your location. Features like the geo-filters are location dependent, also on a map view, popular nearby stores pop up when they’re public. So to cover your tracks you need to turn on Ghost Mode. Pinch with two fingers in the in the camera view, then tap on the Gear icon to enable Ghost Mode.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks ghost

3) Voice Calls and Video Calls:

Though Snapchat is famous for sending text, videos snap you can make a Voice call and Video calls too. Tap the phone icon on the chat screen to make a voice call and if you press and hold that button for long it will recording a short voice note. If you want to make a video call, click on the video icon or if you want to send a short video note, click and hold that icon to record and send video notes. The maximum length of voice and video notes are 30 seconds.

Snapchat tips and tricks video chat

4) Zoom With One Hand:

Normally to zoom in or out we need to use both hands but no more. In May 2016 Snapchat has added this single-hand zoom feature. You have to drag your finger up and away from the capture button to zoom in. You hand may shake a little but you can perform the task with one hand.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks one hand zoom

5) Moving Emoji Stickers For Video:

Static Emojis and Stickers have been the news of old, now it is time to upgrade to the moving stickers for video. First shoot a video normally, and then choose an Emoji or sticker. Now the twist is instead of placing the sticker/Emoji on the screen press and hold down on it. Then pin it to a moving part of the video and you are done.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks moving emoji

6) Find Celebrities:

Following all of your favorite celebrities on Snapchat can be quite difficult especially if you have many on your favorite list. Without putting their username one by one there is an alternative easy way to find celebs. tap on the Search button and search ‘Official’. Snapchat will show all the official accounts starting with the celebrity accounts. Though not all can be found the most popular ones you will find easily.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks finding celebrities

7) Face Swap:

If you don’t like your face or want to put on someone else’s face then its possible via Snapchat. First fire open Snapchat camera, then to load up lenses press and hold on your face. Now, to swap faces scroll to the last lens. Select a lens to swap and you are done. You wear a face of another man or woman, whatever you prefer.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks face swap

8) Make Snaps Available For Over 10 Seconds:

Your snaps do not have to disappear after 10 seconds, if you want to keep it longer then you can. After capturing a snap click on the ‘Edit’ icon, it will probably show 3 seconds or 10 seconds. Tap on it and swipe it down until an ‘infinity’ (∞) symbol appears. Enable this and your snap will remain even after 10 seconds of infinite time.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks windows

9) Send Group Messages:

Sending a group message is almost like sending a private message except more than one person will be able to see it. First, you need to create a group and you can’t add more than 16 people. Set up group name. Messages sent to the groups get deleted after 24 hours. Or in between if you leave the group also all of your chats disappear with it.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks iOS

10) Context Cards:

This feature is a unique one. Snapchat introduced a feature called Context Cards allowing users to get contextual information on Snapchat stories. Context Cards feature information like hours of operation, directions to the venue, reviews from critics and customers, rides from ride-sharing services and phone numbers to contact. This feature is allowed only in selected countries. But according to the company’s promise they are going to expand this facility soon for all the countries. a story with an attached context card will show an upward arrow with a word “more” written just below it.

Snapchat Tips and Tricks for Android

With each new update, Snapchat UI can be a little confusing for some users who get habituated to the old UI. But once you get used to it, you are going to love the new features and make good use of it. The only way to master the app after every update is to be fearless and try all the new options to see what happens. Hope these Snapchat tips and tricks were helpful to you.

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