Snapchat is one of the social media success stories and is here to stay. It seems like the simple ideas really are the best with the ability to send photos and video that are only available for a few seconds a real hit. This is our complete guide to Snapchat including Face Swap, lenses, filters, geofilters and loads more.
If you’re in any doubt as to Snapchat’s success then get your head round the fact is has more than 100 million daily users globally. Although it started with just photos, it now records 8 billion video views per day and has even launched its own smartglasses called Snapchat Spectacles – you can find out more about Snapchat’s glasses in our Snapchat Spectacles review.
How to use Snapchat
We’re going to be talking about many of the latest features in this article so you’ll need to make sure you have the latest version of the app first. Find out how to update Snapchat.
We’ll look at how to do all kinds of things in Snapchat, sometimes with a brief overview with a link to a more in-depth and step by step guide.
How do I use Snapchat filters?
In similar fashion to Instagram, Snapchat has filters or lenses which you can add to your photos. However, they’re not switched on by default so here’s how to switch on filters in Snapchat.
Once you’ve taken a photo, simple swipe left or right and you’ll see a message which says ‘turn on filters’. Click the ‘I want filters’ button at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the ‘additional services’ part of the settings menu where you can tick the filters box. Note that you’ll need to enable location to be able to switch them on and for some to work properly.
Check out our review of the awesome Snapchat Spectacles here.
How do I change my voice in Snapchat video?
Voice filters are now available for all video Snaps. Look for the new Speaker icon that appears at the bottom left of the screen once you have taken a video, then tap this to select a voice filter.
How do I face swap in Snapchat?
One of the most popular filters on Snapchat is Face Swap, which, you guessed it, swaps faces.There’s also a new face swap feature in Snapchat that introduces the ability to face swap with a photo from your phone’s photo library.