Snapchat: New Tips and Tricks

Obviously, an app as popular as Snapchat has quite a number of cool tricks that you can use. Maybe you’re new to Snapchat and want to learn some cool tricks. Even if you’re a long time Snapchat user, you will definitely find some tricks you weren’t aware of. These range from hidden settings to less obvious fun features. So, lets have a look at ’em!

Access hidden Snapchat settings

The hidden Snapchat settings has cool features. Swipe down and tap the Settings icon. Scroll down to Additional services > Manage and check out the hidden Snapchat options. These include front-facing flash, friend emojis, permissions and filters. You can even reduce Snapchat’s data consumption when you’re traveling.

Night Camera Mode

Snapchat includes a night mode option. When using the app in a poorly lit area, a half moon icon will appear in the upper right corner of the screen. If it’s not appearing when you want to use it, try covering your phone’s camera with your hand to trigger it.

Use Multiple Filters

Yes that’s possible! Say you’ve taken a photo, and you want to make it black and white, but you also really want to put the time on it. Just swipe to the black and white filter, then hold the screen with one finger and keep swiping to the time filter. Hold down a finger on one filter and keep swiping to add a second. Easy!

Add a profile GIF

Swipe down from the top of the screen to see your Snap code. Tap the ghost and you’ll see your mug in the viewfinder. Tap the shutter button and you’ll get yourself five selfies that are then turned into a GIF in your Snap code.


If you tap the pen icon a few more times, you get larger, centered text. You can also select a color from the palette in the top right. Add emoji with the sticky note icon and rotate, resize and move your additions.

Read Chats without Marking Them Read

This is fun, without letting them know that you read their message. In the chat screen, tap on your friend’s name, and slowly drag your finger to the right edge of the screen. Snapchat will display the message. Once you’ve read it, simply drag your finger back to the left edge of the phone, and you will see that the message won’t be marked as read.

Find Celebrities on Snapchat Easily

If you want to get a list of celebrities that are on Snapchat, you can easily do so using the Snapchat search. Just tap on the Search box, and search for “Official” . Hit “Search”, and you’ll see a list of the official Snapchat accounts of a number of celebrities.

Create your Own Geo-filters in Snapchat

Did you know that you can design your own geo-filters? Yes, All you need to do is sign in on the Snapchat website, and click on “On-demand Geofilters”, then, you just need to follow the steps mentioned on the website, to design your geofilter, and get it approved by Snapchat. You can then use these geofilters in the locations you’ve marked out on the map.

Build story playlists

If you want to view just a few of your friends’ stories back-to-back, tap the round thumbnail next to his or her name. This will turn their image into a purple circle with a white checkmark, indicating that it’s been added to your playlist. Tap the purple play button on the bottom of the screen to see the playlist.

Thats all for today folks! Good day!


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