Snapchat is immensely popular today. And if you are on Snapchat, then you might know the complex interface the app has. With more than 2 billion snaps sent every day on the app with auto-disappearing multimedia content. If you simply use Snapchat to send photos & share videos, then you are missing out on ton load of cool tricks on the app.
So, without further delay and find these amazing Snapchat tricks that make sure you make the most out of the app:
Best Cool Snapchat Tips and Tricks 2016 – All You Need to Know!
1. Control who contacts you
It’s important that you take control of your privacy on any social network which is why Snapchat lets you control who all can contact you. You have the power to decide who gets to view your stories and if you want to be seen in “Quick Add” scans. If this is what you want, go to Snapchat’s Settings to “Who Can” section, to find options so as to who can “Contact Me“, “View My Story” and “See Me in Quick Add“. There is a “Custom” option, which lets you bar specific users from your stories.
2. Zoom in smoothly while capturing videos
Usually, you have to pinch to zoom, even while you are holding the capture button. So, Snapchat has introduced a cool shortcut, which not many people know of. While capturing a video, simply move your ‘press hold’ from the capture button and drag it towards the top to zoom in and it all happens smoothly. Another thing to note, it only works with the rear camera.
3. Take a screenshot without notifying the sender (Android)
It’s a breach of someone’s privacy and hence not recommended but if you really have to, then where there is a will, there is a way. Take screenshots without letting the sender know. Tap on Google Now button as you chat and take a screenshot.
4. Save parts of a chat
Texts on Snapchat are self-destructible after the messages have been read by the recipient. However, if you want to save a few messages in a chat, just press hold on the desired text and the message will feature a grey highlight, suggesting that it has been saved. You can press hold again to make it disappear.
5. Check out older lenses.
Snapchat keeps adding new lenses every now and then to keep the lense-sense alive. But, it removes a few favorite lenses too. A trick can help you use older lenses. Simply change the date on your iPhone and Android.
This trick is a hit and miss trick, so better check it works for you. , make sure you correct the date after you are done as the change in dates can result in impediment of some apps.
6. Add more text in a snap
Snapchat limits the text on the snaps to 31-characters only, which sometimes, is not good enough. Chances are that you want to add more text and so we do have a trick to add more text in a snap. All you need is to note making an app like iOS’ Notes app or Notes on Android. Just create a new note and simply hit enter multiple time and add spaces. If done, then just copy the empty area to paste it in the text area in Snapchat. It’s limitless.
7. Use two filters at a time
Did you know that you could use two filters at once? Pair an image filter with one of the data label filters available in the app. While applying the first filter on a snap just hold one finger on the screen and use another finger to swap between the other filters.
8. Save data: Travel Mode
Snapchat is a highly addictive and that means, a number of check-ins through the day,resulting in super-fast drainage your mobile data. Thankfully, Snapchat has a “Travel Mode”, and when you use this option none of the snaps will show up, automatically reducing mobile data. in Travel Mode, you have to manually tap on the snaps or stories to load them. Disabled by default, activate it by going toSettings->Manage (Additional Services) and turn on Travel Mode.
9. Awesome rewind and Slow-mo filters
Incredible image enhancing filters and data labels are specialties of Snapchat but other than these, there are some awesome filters for videos. Once you take a video on Snapchat, swipe across various filters. You will find three icons, a snail, rabbit and a rewind button.
- This is dead-panning obvious that the snail filter turns the clip into a slow-mo video,
- the rabbit filter boosts the speed of your video’s playback, awesomely comical.
- But this takes the chocolate, the rewind filter, it reverses your video.
Snapchat is all time fun and with comes awesomely cool features with are a blast. Hope these tricks work for you.