Snapchat is an immensely popular social network with instant messaging and multimedia sharing app for both iOS and Android. With over a billion snaps seen every day, It is hard to find young adults without Snapchat on their smartphones. Today, I will teach you how to use Snapchat Filters and how to enable visual filters to your photo and video messages in Snapchat?
What’s more, you can add various effects and filters to your photos and videos using Snapchat, giving it a unique and amusing outlook. To add effects to your Snapchat images and videos, you can use lenses and filters or even try the face-swapping option while adding text, stickers, and emojis or just draw over the pictures.
How to Use Snapchat Filters, Lenses and Features?
Lenses are special effects added to a picture or video while it is being made.
One of the most recognizable Lens is puking rainbows which also was one of their first lenses. Since then, a heck load of Lenses being sent out regularly, be it face swapping, animal faces, or facial tweaks, and more.
But these special effects are applied only in real-time using face detection, so you can watch how your actions affect the Lens on the screen itself. As you proceed, you might be instructed to do an action (open your mouth, puff your lips) for it to take a picture. You get 10 free, featured Lenses in a day, and they change on a daily basis. But if you purchased a Lens while it was being sold, it’s yours to keep.
Lenses are used before you take your Snap, and filters are added afterward. The twist is that both can be used on the same Snap.
Unfortunately, Lenses do not work with the majority of Android smartphones, and only with newer iPhones (and even those might pop up with some glitches). If yours is an old device, chances are that Snapchat Lenses won’t work for you. For example, if you have an iPhone 4 or a first-generation iPad, your device is not supported. However, even some of the supported devices users have reported that this feature doesn’t work for them either. For Android, Lenses require Android 4.3 and later to work properly.
Also, make sure that you’re using the latest Snapchatversion to access Lenses
For Lenses on selfie camera just Press and hold the screen on your face for a while until the whole geometric shape of your face is complete.
If you see only a few portions of the geometric shape over your face, poor lighting may be the culprit. Fix that. Then, your face will be scanned after which the Lens options will be shown at bottom of your screen.
Ensure that your entire face is being captured on the screen all the while holding the camera still. Chances are that you might have to press and hold for seconds and longer or even try a few times before the feature turns on.
Snapchat filters can be added after taking a Snap, Giving your photo or video an added effect just with a swipe. If for some reasons you cannot access your filters, then try to check if you have enabled Filters feature.Gesture at Ghost button on the Snapchat main screen and then tap Settings menu. Then Tap “Manage,” and toggle Filters to on.
If you want to use any Snapchat filters you must report your location to Snapchat. Some filters need other information as to the city or temperature filters.
You Can Also Add a Geofilter:
Geofilters are available only for your current, exact location. If you live in New York your Geofilter will be different from someone living in London. They mostly are city-based which usually includes a few versions that represent the city you are in. Geofilters can also be community-based in which various artworks approved by Snapchat are submitted for a specific location, for the city dwellers to see. Also, no brand logos are allowed, unless they are On-Demand Filters which companies or people pay to customize at their whims while restricting it to a certain geographic location.
With these features, Snapchat is a ripe field for crates full of fun. Try and experience all the different options, experiment alongside and see and show what findings you come up with! It’s time to go ahead and get started!