Snapchat is more than just taking photos and doing short videos. The app allows you to express yourself creatively through your snapstory which is available for viewing for 24 hours. A SnapStory is a photo or video you post to your very own Stories section (or feed) of your account, which is visible by you and all your friends. Here are a few basic tips and tricks to make your Snapchat experience easier.
Tip #1:Use the volume buttons to take a pic or record a video
Finding it difficult to take photos with the main button on Snapchat especially if you have a large cellphone? No worries, use the volume up or down button to record your videos or take your selfie. No setting change, just one click for your photo and press and hold to record your videos.
Trick #1: The 50/50 Filter Trick
If you want to get creative with your snaps, you can apply two filters at one time. To do so, you pick the filter you want and slide the second filter to split the image.
Step 1: Take photo
Step 2: Slide to filters – half, quarter (whatever the contrast you many desire)
Step 3: click the pencil (press the undo button to remove any marks)
Step 4: add caption and post to story
Watch the 50/50 Filter video to see this awesomeness
Tip #2: How to have coloured text
Why have plain boring white captions on your snaps when you can choose from 22 colours available? Having coloured text will definitely make your snaps seem more fun and the text will stand out.
Step 1: Write your caption after taking the photo in the box
Step 2: Hold down on the text button and colours will appear
Step 3: Choose colour of choice
P.S. If you want to use multiple colours, highlight the word or letter and select the colour of your choice.
Trick #2: Screenshot without notifying the sender
Snapchat typically notifies the sender whenever a user screenshot their snaps, however what if you could screenshot a snap without the sender knowing? Sure there are apps such as SnapSeeker and SaveMySnaps that can do that for you, but you really don’t need an app to do this.
Step 1: Load SnapStory for the person whose snaps you want to watch or screenshot
Step 2: Put phone on airplane mode
Step 3: Play SnapStory
Step 4: Swipe screen from right to left or left to right or press power button + home button to screenshot.
Gotcha! No notification sent :) #Lurking #CreepSquad
Trick #3. Draw with opacity on doodles
This feature is only available on Android and is very easy to use. You can draw in transparent colors by pressing down on the rainbow color bar until it comes up with the full color bar. Then you can simply select transparent and use that to draw.
Still not sure how to use it after reading the above, watch the video How to use Opacity like a Pro
Trick #4: Snapchat’s new selfie lenses
Snapchat’s latest update provided 14 selfie lenses which added a creative yet quirky twist to selfies. When you’re using the camera to take a selfie, just press and hold on your face to activate Lenses. You can play with Lenses before taking a Snap — just select one from the row at the bottom and follow the on-screen instructions.
Tip #3: How to take a selfie from a distance
Sometimes you want to take a selfie without having that awkward hand in the way. Using your earphones (one with the volume buttons)
Watch the video “Long Distance Snapchat Selfies” for more
Tip #4: How to delete Snapchat Account Permanently
To delete your account , there is only one possible option. You must visit the dedicated section of the official website (www.accounts.snapchat.com) and un-subscribe. Once on the website, you just have to login with your credentials and click on the button “Delete my account.” However, be sure to think twice before you “delete my account.” Once it is deleted, you cannot reactivate it and you will be obliged to create a new account one if you want to reuse the application.
Those were 8 tips and tricks to make your Snapchat experience more fun and to make it easier using an Android. Kindly note that most Snapchat Tips and Tricks do not work with the older Android OS. It must have at least Android 5.0. Hope these were helpful..happy Snapping!
P.s We also have a Snapchat, for It’s Pixel Perfect Adventures, follow us on Snapchat @itspixelperfect
- Mashable (http://mashable.com/2014/08/13/snapchat-tips-and-tricks/)
- Phandroid (http://phandroid.com/2015/09/15/snapchat-update-brings-crazy-new-selfie-effects-lets-you-pay-to-replay-snaps/