Snapchat is a widely used social media platform. I remember when it first launched, I thought it was an app for kids to send dirty pictures to one another. Sad, but true. Now, it’s a little different.

It offers a wide range of filters that can make any selfie more fun and creative. (My kids love them!) The app also allows you to send snaps to specific friends or to all your friends and it disappear within 24 hours.

But, it’s not as user-friendly as other popular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. It can be a little tricky. Due to its unique interface, many users have a difficulty in figuring out the whole magic of Snapchat and look for easy hacks to make the struggle easier.

Three Must Know Snapchat Hacks

Here are three of the best Snapchat hacks you need to know if you love snapping.


1. Use three different filters at the same time

You did not read that hack wrong. You can use three different filters in one picture. You can add a sepia filter, add your location, and current temperature if you want… and its very easy.

This is how you do it: Take a picture using the app as you would normally then swipe left pick your first filter. After choosing the filter you like most, hold your thumb anywhere on the screen to secure the first filter. After that, use your other hand to swipe through other filters and do the same thing you did on the first filter until you achieved the effect you want in your picture.

2. Add a background music to you snap

This is very easy to do and perfect if you want a little jam in your snaps.

This is how you do it: Open a music app on your phone you usually use and play the song you want in the background. Then, go back to your Snapchat and start recording.

3. Pin an emoji in a moving snap

Have you ever had a great snap, but was ruined by a photo bomber? If so, this hack is for you. You can add an emoji to a moving object you want to cover in your snap.

This is how you do it: Record a video from the Snapchat app. After filming, tap the emoji icon at the top of the preview screen and select the emoji you would like to add. Resize the emoji according to your preference. Tap and hold the emoji over the moving target. Hold it over the object you want to cover for a moment. Snapchat will then reload the video and the emoji will follow along the object you want it to cover.

For other Snapchat hacks, click here.

Happy snapping!