13 Life-Changing Snapchat Hacks And Tricks You Never Knew Existed

8 April 2016, 17:14 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Bet you never knew you could do a triple filter, did ya DID YA?

You love Snapchat? And you love hacks? So here's a list of SNAPCHAT HACKS for you to freak out about!


1) How to get triple filter on your snaps.

To get a double filter, swipe either left or right on your original snap, tap the photo and hold your finger down, now swipe left or right again. And to get a TRIPLE filter... repeat the process again. Voila - perfect!  


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2) Get even MORE colours to draw with.

Click on the pen in the top right corner. Now tap the colour scale and drag it to the top left to get white. Drag it to bottom left get black. For pastel colours, select your colour and drag left in toward the edge of the screen.  

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3) Draw with Transparent colour (WHAT?)

Soz team, it's for Android phones only. Tap the colour scale and drag slightly to the left... even more colours should pop up.

Transparent Pen Snapchat

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4) Get more text on your snaps.

Are you one of those people who likes to have conversations over Snap? Yes? Brilliant, then you need to know about the secret Extra Text Trick. Open your 'Notes' App. Hit 'Return' a few times and then hit 'Select All'. Copy it, and paste it into the text bar on your Snap. MAGIC! 

MOre Text On Snapchat

5) View your entire month long story like a movie.

Forget about worrying about the 24hr expiry date on your snaps. There's now a way you can have your ENTIRE story sent to you at the end of the month. Sign up to My Snap Memories and they'll send you every snap you added to your Snapstory that month. Perf.

6) Make your own filters.

Your Own Snapchat Filter

Did you know you can create your own filter on the Snapchat website? So if you've got a big event coming up, you can personalise it! Simply follow the instructions online to make your own Geolocation, and upload the design!

7) Change the colour of your text.

Did you know you can change the colour of your text? Type what you want to say, select the 'T' in the top left. Now hold down and select one word and slide along the scale to change the colour for each word! 

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8) Use emojis as colour filters.

Bored of the boring old Sepia filters? Why not throw on a pink filter by zooming in on an emoji? Select an emoji from the menu, zoom in to the edge of the emoji until it becomes transparent. And there you have it, a filter of your choosing!

Snapchat Emoji Filters

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9) Find out who isn't following you back.

SERIOUSLY... In Snapchat, go to your 'Add Friends', then 'Add by Username'. Type in the person's username and hold your finger down. If you can see their Snapscore, then they're following you. If you can't, it means they're NOT following you back.

Snapchat Followers

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10) Edit your Friend emojis.

Snapchat Emojis

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You know those little emojis that show up next to your friends' names? Well... you can personalise them now! Head to the settings page, then select 'Manage'. Click on Friend Emojis and there you go - time to change all the emojis to poop!

11) Change your friends' names.

As you can see above, you can change your friends names to WHATEVER YOU WANT. Hold down their name, click edit name and GO CRAZY. Obviously ideal if you've got someone controversial on there and you don't want your friends to know!

12) Enable zoom so you can do some SERIOUS Snapchat art

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On iOS: Go to Settings, then General, then Accessibility, then under the Vision section, tap Zoom and turn it on. 
On Android: Go to Settings, then Accessibility, then Vision, then Magnification Gestures and turn Zoom on. 

13) Real time video chatting

In the new update, it's now much easier to chat via link video. Open the conversation with your friend, tap the video button. They should tap 'Join' and then you can have a loveeeeely live chat with each other! HELLO FREE PHONE!