Awesome Snapchat Hacks You Need to Know About

So, I am sure most of you have heard of Snapchat. If you haven’t, the social media platform Snapchat is a “mobile messaging application used to share photos, videos, text, and drawings.” ( It’s totally free to download and use, so you don’t have to pay up to use it. It is also gaining mega-popularity, with more than 150 daily active users. Recently, in March, Snapchat added some new features that many people aren’t even aware of! Check out these new Snapchat hacks and how to use them.

Hack #1

First off, did you know that you can use Snapchat for voice and video calls? This is a fun hack that not many people know about. These features are located inside the chat feature. You can access this by swiping over to the “Chat” screen, which lists all of your contacts. Then swipe right on the contact you want to video call with. There will then be the voice icon, which is shaped like a phone, and the video icon, which is shaped like a camera, located below the chat box. To record a video or voice message, simple hold down on the voice or video button and recording will begin.

Hack #2

So, we all know that you can add emojis to your Snapchat photos. But did you also know that you can add cute new stickers, too? In May, Snapchat added 200 new stickers that are a fun way to express your emotions. To use these stickers, simply take a photo on Snapchat. Then, click on the icon that looks like a piece of folded paper next to the “T” icon in the top right hand corner. A ton of stickers are now available to scroll through to add some extra pep to those Snapchat photos! You can also add them to videos as well!

Hack #3

Lastly, did you know that you can draw in black and white on Snapchat? The color bar on the side of the screen that appears after you take a photo does not include black and white. But, with this sneaky hack, you can access these staple colors, easily. All you need to do it hold your finger down on the color palette and drag your finger to the top left hand corner of the screen for white or the lower left hand corner of the screen for black. This is a hack that I just recently learned, and has helped with my creative Snapchat “masterpieces”.

If you follow these hacks, you can be sure they will help you to up your Snapchat game!

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