Snapchat is a social network and messaging application that allows you to take and share photos or videos with your friends, that disappear once they have been viewed. The application comes with a slew of built-in customisation options which includes colour filters and geofilters that you can add before sharing your content. In addition to that, Snapchat has recently introduced animated filters which superimpose fun lenses and masks on normal photos. This function does however need to be enabled and in this tutorial we will show you how.
How To Enable New Filters on Snapchat
Note: Filters are different from Lenses.
To add a filter, open Snapchat
and select the front camera
. Press and hold your face until all options appear at the bottom of the screen.Slide the filter to the left to select it and complete the instructions listed. For example, raise your eyebrows
or blow a kiss
. Press the capture button
to take a photo or hold it id you want to record a video instead.
How To Report a Filter
If you need to report a Filter that you see in a Snap that has explicit content, is offensive or violates any guidelines, you can do so as follows:
- Press and hold the Snap you want to report.
- Touch the little flag at the bottom.
- Select an option to describe why you are reporting it.
How To Create Your Own Filters on Snapchat
To create your own filter, you need to connect to this site: https://www.snapchat.com/l/en-gb/create
using a computer
. Once there, you will find all the information and tips you need to create an Online filter, Community Filter etc.
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