Who would've ever thought that a silly little social-sharing app like Snapchat would take over the world and change the way people communicate, right? I mean, sure, it's fun and all — and the fact that access to content can only be viewed while a user is touching their screen is a game-changer for advertisers — but everyone is on the thing, sharing pics, videos and stories with one another.
What makes Snapchat even cooler is that it connects fans with their favorite celebrities, athletes and entertainers like nothing else, giving a behind-the-scenes peek at everything those folks have going on in their lives.
From backstage before a concert to in the locker room following a big-time win, Snapchat is the ultimate content-sharing app.
Still, as much as well share and view, there are still plenty of things we could learn. That's why we're giving you some Snapchat hacks that you should absolutely be aware of—because they'll only increase the experience, so take a look and teach yourself what's up with these tricks.
Add Multiple Lines To A Snap
Open the Notes app on your phone
Tap the return button four or five times to create empty lines
Highlight and copy the empty lines
Open up Snapchat and take a picture or video
Tap the “T” icon and paste the empty lines into the caption box
Place your cursor on any line and type away
Turn An Emoji Into A Filter
Choose an emoji with your desired color
Move it toward a corner of your screen
Increase its size and continue to shove it in the corner. The pixelated, semi transparent edges serve as the filter
You can even use multiple filters if you're really into that sort of thing.
Apply 3 Filters To One Single Snap
Take a picture in the app as you would normally
Swipe left across the screen and choose your first filter
Once you’ve landed on the one you want, hold your thumb anywhere on the screen to secure the first filter in place
Now use your free hand to swipe through the other filters
Once you’ve chosen your second filter, lift your thumb off the screen for a moment before tapping and holding it down again. Now you’re ready to start swiping left and choose a third filter
Change The Colors Of Individual Words And Letters
Type your caption and tap the “T” icon to get the largest size text
Select one color you want to use from the color palette to start with
Then tap any word in your text and click the select option to highlight the word
Move the highlight over any word or letter you want to change the color of
Choose the next color from the color palette
Save Data And Battery Life By Turning On "Travel Mode"
Open Snapchat and tap the ghost icon on the top of your screen
Tap the gear icon
Under ADDITIONAL SERVICES select Manage
Enable Travel Mode
Find Out If Someone Follows You Back
In Snapchat, go to Add Friends
Select Add by Username
Type the person’s username
Hold down on their username
If you see their Snapchat score, that means they are following you back