How to create effects on Snapchat

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The application stands out among its followers for its own special effects fun and crazy and for the inclusion of different emoticons or faces in the application. And here we will teach you how to create effects on Snapchat.

Before making any effects on Snapchat, remember

If you already have the app, make sure it's up to date first. To do this, depending on the operating system, you can download its latest version from the App Store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android). And now that? Follow us and we will explain!



Lens function to create effects

What is this feature? Well, the lenses function (or lenses) are special effects that are added to the face, such as facial deformations, transforming it into a character, changing faces or varying the faces of animals; one of the most popular is the vomit of rainbows and many others. All of this is also called facial effects.

One feature is that it is used before shooting uno Snap (or a photo), then these special effects will be added in real time, so you can see how the changes affect your face. You will notice how interactive the lenses are; It is also possible that at the moment you have to perform an action to create the desired effect (Example: opening the mouth to square the rainbow vomit, etc.). In the case of filters, they are added after the Snap (or photo). Of course, you can combine lens and filter effects in the same photo.

Steps to create effects on snapchat

  • First login on Snapchat
  • Metti Snapchat in selfie mode to activate the function of the lenses, so that it can perform facial recognition and start having fun with its effects.
  • Place it well screen to see the whole face. This will allow the lenses to work better on the face within the screen. Don't forget that it will also affect whether the room is well lit.
  • Here comes the fun…! Touch the screen and try not to move your face until the geometric recognition has been done. It will only take a few moments to scan your face.
  • Choose the goal or effect you want to influence.
  • Swipe left to right to view the different effects. Snapchat varies lens options on a daily basis, so you won't get bored, there will always be new effects waiting for you to release them!

We can anticipate that between the most popular effects there they are: screaming, zombies, being in love, crying and, of course, throwing up rainbows. There is also a very particular and special lens at the same time, it is the Birthday Party, this function appears on the date of your birthday (Don't forget to activate it in "Settings") and you can use it when you want to surprise a friend for his birthday .



Follow the directions for the chosen goal. There are lenses that will ask you for precise movement so that the effect see well. For example, open your mouth to drop the rainbow waterfall. Now you can send your Snap and send it to your friends or insert it into your story, there it will be visible for 24 hours.


How to use the filters?

It's very simple. Activate it first. And we tell you what to do:

  1. In Snapchat go to “Settings”; In the list where the photos are, you will find a wheel (pinion) in the upper right part, which is the configuration one.
  2. Then Additional Services and press Manage.
  3. Move the switches to the right, this will activate all the options.
  4. Go back to Snapchat, camera mode. Moving your finger horizontally you will begin to observe the different filters that you will have at your disposal. Including reflecting the time, adding the temperature, etc.


Don't forget to activate the Snapchat location services. We hope this information has been very useful to you, allowing you to enter the interesting and fun world of the most popular apps. If you want to read other similar articles, leave us your comments.


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