Top 10 Snapchat Features You Might Have Missed Out On

Snapchat might come as a tricky social media app for some people and not everyone is a pro at using it. There are many Snapchat hacks that can help you explore this amazing and diverse app, and use it better than before! Some of the best features of Snapchat are not lying right in front of you and might demand you to explore your inner Sherlock and find them. But don’t worry, as we are saving you all the trouble of this scavenger hunt. Using these hidden features, you can take Snap game to whole another level. Keep scrolling!

1- Draw With An Emoji In Snapchat!

Snapchat lets you draw with an emoji, and turn things really exciting. Instead of using the ordinary brushstrokes via the Snapchat’s pen icon, you can hit the color palette and unleash the doodler inside you. If you reckon yourself as modern age Picasso or just like doodling for fun, Snapchat can be really fun for you.

All you have to do is access the Settings, then go to Accessibility. After that, you have to tap on Vision and Magnification Gestures. You can enable Zoom feature by accessing these settings. Zooming the screen will definitely help you draw better and discover the maverick inside you. You might want to consider drawing with a stylus if you have a tablet or Samsung Note series phone!

2- Snapchat Allows You To Create Your Own Geofilter!

Geofilters are a new trend on Snapchat, but not many people know how to create one. You can create your own fun and creative Geofilters for special events and occasions. You can create one for your friend’s wedding and even for a birthday. Geofilters can be created for your favorite locations as well. All you have to do is go to Settings, click On-Demand Geofilters. After that, you can choose when and where you want your Geofilter to show up. Cool, right?

3- Cut Down On The Data Usage By Travel Mode

Are you tired of the huge amount of data Snapchat consumes? Well, here is the good news for you! You can effectively cut down on the amount of data Snapchat uses by enabling the exclusive Travel Mode of Snapchat. If you don’t know where it is, all you have to do is swipe down the main camera screen, then go to Settings and after that, you can scroll down to Manage Preferences and you’re all set!

4- Choose Your Own Emojis!

Emojis are fun and bring the element of customization in Snapchat. But, did you know that you can change the emoji that appear next to your friends’ names? Well, that might have come as a surprise to you, but it definitely is 100% true. You can customize and choose the emoji that you want to appear next to a particular friend’s name. Happy customizing!

5- Create Your Own Snapcode GIF

You might know this one, but many people don’t know about this rather ordinary but interesting feature. Snapcode GIF is a cool feature of Snapchat that lets you customize your personal images in your own unique way. You can create your Snapcode GIF that someone can see when they visit your Snapchat profile. You can create your own Snapcode GIF by simply swiping down from the main camera screen and then clicking the Snapchat icon, followed by clicking the camera button. Talk about personalizing!

6- Discover The Hall Of Fame Of Snapchat

Do you like the shiny trophies and accolades? If yes, then Snapchat is all ready to give you a sense of achievement by awarding you some glistening trophies. If you don’t know that you’ve earned any yet, and want to find out if you have Snapchat trophies, then all you have to do is tap the trophy icon above your Snapcode. You can experiment with the app and use new features and consequently unlock more trophies. Good luck!

7- Ghost Mode And Snap Map

There have been a lot of controversies associated with the Snap Map feature of Snapchat. People were initially afraid that it can breach the security of a person especially little children. You can access this feature by simply pinching the camera screen. You can hide from the other Snapchat users. All you have to do is tap the Settings and enabling the Ghost Mode there!


8- Share Your Favorite Tracks With Your Friends!

Yes, you heard right. Snapchat lets you share a song with your friends. This feature is called Shazaming your song. All you have to do is tap and hold the camera screen, and then using this feature you can identify the song you are hearing. After the song is identified, you can share your beloved track with your friends. Easy peasy!

9- Apply Multiple Fun Filters On Your Snap!

Snapchat lets you pull off layer after layer of your favorite filter on the snap. Once you’re done with applying a filter on your snap, all you have to do is tap and hold the screen with your finger and then swipe another filter over it. You can add your favorite sepia filter over the snap you just clicked and put the location and temperature over it. All at one time! If something goes wrong or you want to combine some other mix of filters, you can swipe and start afresh!

10- Be Selective About The Things You Want To See!

You don’t have to see everything that gets featured in the featured section of Snapchat. Luckily, you can filter and block out the content that you are not a fan of. You can conveniently hide the stories that you find uninteresting by tapping and holding it and then clicking on Hide Story. That’s all!

With the advent of so many competitive interactive social apps coming around, Snapchat is really struggling with its existence, but the fact remains the same that it still is one of a kind and a favorite of many.

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