This article will show you how to use Snapchat tips, methods, and secrets to transform your ordinary Snaps into Snapsterpieces.
Who knows what is going on with Snapchat these days? Since the photo messaging app’s highly divisive revamp in 2017, it has lost a significant number of users. But now that it’s slowly regaining traction, it would be a good time for a brief lesson on — or introduction to — all of the platform’s exciting features.
Maybe you’ve been away from Snapchat for a while, maybe you’re new to it, or maybe you’re just a power user seeking to learn a new trick or two. In any event, this article will show you how to use Snapchat tips, methods, and secrets to transform your ordinary Snaps into Snapsterpieces.
Snapsterpieces can be made in 9 different ways.
1. Create hidden color palettes
You can criticize the redesign all you want, but it does make locating hidden colors easier.
Previously, to access secret hues, users had to drag the rainbow slider in extremely particular ways. It only takes a couple of taps now. To access greyscale and pastel sliders, as well as a second version of the rainbow slider, use the pen tool and hit the Venn diagram icon under the rainbow slider.
2. Use emoji brushes to draw
Emojis can be drawn in the same manner as the pen tool can. Tap on the heart-eyed emoji under the Venn diagram icon to get a variety of emoji paintbrushes.
3. Design Snapchat stickers
Some images are so good that you want to use them repeatedly. So, when life provides you with an opportunity, produce stickers.
Trace the object you want to clone using the scissor icon. Snapchat will automatically soften the edges and store your object as a sticker for you. Tap the memo icon to access your personalized sticker, and then position and scale it as desired.
4. Make use of grids, attention, and timers.
These three elements are straightforward but useful.
Grids will assist you in adhering to the regulations of Third.
Except for faces, the focus will cloud everything.
A timer will assist you in taking selfies.
To access these capabilities, simply press the small arrow bubble under the flash icon when in camera mode.
5. Emoji and stickers should be attached to a moving object.
If you’re filming a reveal video or a video with a moving object, this hidden function will come in handy.
After you’ve finished recording the video, click the memo symbol to view your stickers. Choose one of them, adjust it to the size you want, and hold down the sticker – your movie should now freeze. Attach the sticker to the moving object, and there you have it!
You may also apply this approach with text!
6. Create three-dimensional paintings
Tap the paintbrush icon after tapping the happy face icon next to the recording button.
There are matte, metallic, rainbow, neon, and iridescent brushes to choose from. You can also alter the paint color and brush size.
7. Include text effects
Why use static text when it can be animated?
Tap the happy face icon, then the “T” icon, to activate Snapchat’s AR text function.
There are a few effects to choose from round, spooky, bubble, wavy, layers, and script. Not only will this tool animate text, but it will also apply filters to the entire image or video.
8. Include filters
There are two methods for adding filters to Snapchat.
There’s the old approach, which involves swiping left or right while taking a photo or video, and then there’s a new way. Before capturing a photo or video, tap the smiley face next to the recording button to reveal a plethora of possibilities under “browse” and “create.”
You may also change the intensity and colors of “create” filters by tapping either the three-dot icon or the Venn diagram.
9. Attach a URL to the snaps.
Perhaps you’re emailing a story to a buddy or sharing your latest SoundCloud discoveries. In any event, the link button can be useful. When you shoot a photo or video, a paperclip icon will appear on the toolbar to your right. Tap it, then paste or write in a URL and select “attach to Snap.”
The recipient of your Snap will now be able to open the link by swiping it up.
4 Snapchat Bitmoji and Emoji Tricks
1. Snap Map’s current status
You’ve undoubtedly previously used Snap Map to keep track of your buddies. But did you know you can keep your pals up to speed on your whereabouts by creating a Snap Map status with Bitmoji?
Scroll to the bottom after tapping on your Bitmoji icon in the top left corner of the camera screen. Select “set a status” from Snap Maps, then “choose a Bitmoji.” When your friends search for you on Snap Map, they will now see your Bitmoji in action.
2. Selfie with a Bitmoji
Yes, you can change the appearance of your Bitmoji – even the small one in the upper left corner of your screen. Tap your Bitmoji icon, then click the settings icon in the upper right corner. Go to “Bitmoji,” then “Choose a selfie.” There, you can be angry, astonished, sad, or whatever else you choose to be.
3. Select an emoji skin tone as the default.
Nobody has Lego yellow skin, so spare yourself some trouble and match your default emoji skin tone. In your settings, go to “manage” and then “emoji skin tone.”
4. Purchase some Bitmoji merchandise.
Do you adore your Bitmoji? If you want, you can rep it. Snapchat’s Snap Store sells bespoke Bitmoji merchandise such as stickers, mugs, t-shirts, sweatpants, and phone cases.
Tap Bitmoji in the upper left corner of the camera screen, then scroll down to “Shop Bitmoji merch.” It will take you to a page where you can personalize many items. You can also select different Bitmoji images.
4 additional uses for the Snapchat camera
1. Locate a product
Consider this scenario: you’re out shopping and find a blouse you like, but you think you can obtain a comparable one for a much lower price somewhere else. In that case, Snapchat’s product finder will come in helpful.
Tap the smiley face at the bottom of your camera screen, then the “scan” icon. Tap the shopping bag symbol on the far left. Hold the screen down to scan the item, and Snapchat will offer you a list of related products.
What’s the catch? It only displays Amazon-available results.
2. Cheat on your math assignment (joke…?)
Math is difficult. Sometimes you’ll spend an hour on a single question with no results. Snapchat’s Math Solver can assist. It’s just next to the Product Finder. Hold and tap the screen to scan the issue, and Snapchat will display the result using Photomath.
(Yes, it also works with calculus issues.)
3. Locate a song
Do you know what the name of a song is? Fortunately, Shazam is embedded into Snapchat. The Song Finder is located next to the Product Finder and Math Solver. When you hear a song, simply hold the screen down and you’ll have a new song to add to your playlist.
4. Have fun playing games with your buddies.
Snapchat has progressed. The apps are no longer simply for transmitting photographs and videos; they may also be used to play games with friends. Tap the smiley face on your camera screen, then select “browse.” Swipe left to access games such as tic-tac-toe, pool, “What’s that movie?” and more.
Two methods for keeping things low-key
1. Keep your photos private.
If you want to keep something private on Snapchat, use the “your eyes only” function.
To reach the memories tab, swipe up while on the camera screen. Select the photographs you want to conceal by tapping the checkmark in the upper right corner. To enable the option, tap “more,” then “hide snap (my eyes only)” in the bottom toolbar.
Once you’ve configured it, you’ll notice a “hide” button at the bottom of the toolbar. You can also use it to conceal photographs from your camera roll when you’re not using Snapchat.
2. Ghosts on the Snap Map
This function is for you if you find it unsettling that your friends can see where you are on Snap Map. You can still see your friends’ locations, but they can’t see yours.
On the camera screen, tap the bitmoji symbol, then scroll to the bottom to see “Snap Map.” Select “Sharing Location” and enable “Ghost mode.” You can go off-grid for three hours, twenty-four hours, or until you disable the feature yourself. You can also choose to share your location with a limited number of people under “who can see my location.”