The moment you step into the world of Snapchat it's as if life becomes a little more exciting.
Snapchat is fun, spontaneous, and innovative in the way we communicate with our audience. With its rising success, the mobile app recently passed Twitter in terms of daily active users. That's more than a reason why to start using Snapchat if you haven't already.
Newer users know that Snapchat allows you to send disappearing selfies and short videos, but to get the full experience there are more dynamic features that are hidden within the app. For example, did you know that you can make a live video call to your Snapchat friends? Here is a list of tips and tricks that you may have passed you by:
Double Up On Filters
This is where the fun starts. Snapchat filters are accessed by swiping left and right on an image or video to enhance the snaps you are sending. Maybe you want to share a video of how fast you're driving with the MPH filter, but you want it in black and white. Thanks to this simple trick, you can use both.
Choose which filter you want to use first, then hold one finger down on the screen and swipe left or right for the second layer.
Add Emojis To Your Videos
This Snapchat feature allows you to attach --or "pin"-- emojis and stickers to different objects in your videos. The emojis automatically move, rotate, and scale with the object you pinned it to. To do this, record your video first and tap the folded paper icon on the top of your screen. Next, choose your emoji or sticker and hold it in one place above the object to pin it.
Draw In Black Or White
The Snapchat drawing tool doesn't offer black and white on its color palette. To access the 'available' colors, hold your finger down on the palette and drag it towards the upper left corner to draw in white, or the bottom right for black. Also, you'll notice that while you drag to the corners, the original color palette's on the scale will lighten for even more variety.
Ever wonder what the icons next to someone's name indicated? Well, there's a list of every emoji and their meanings. Go to your Settings, scroll down to Manage, and press Friend Emojis. These details will tell you how you're spreading the Snapchat love.
Snap Videos With Music
With over 10 billion videos viewed on Snapchat daily, why not jazz up your snaps with your favorite songs? This is a great way to add a unique touch to your video content and get your friends bobbin' their heads. Start by playing a song from one of your media apps (like Apple Music, or Spotify), and then record the video on Snapchat while the song is going. Snapchat will pick up the song and add it to your video Now you can show off your so-called singing ability to your friends. Maybe add a few filters to it for an even better experience. Remember how to do that? ;)
Before you can call yourself a Snapchat pro, these are some of the hidden --and newly added-- features that can enhance your content and up your Snapchat game for better engagement.
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