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.
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.
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:
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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