What Are All the Snapchat Filters – A Full List
Snapchat filters are there to add an aesthetic or custom flair to your photo. They are an overlay for adding to your image after snapping. There are a bunch of filters available and you can use them to change the colors/saturation of your image or to add fun messages.
Every now and again, Snapchat changes and updates the filters for the sake of more options. However, these filters don’t have a specific name. For the purpose of this article, we’ll give the filters a generic name and provide some explanation about how to use them.
Some Tips Before You Start
Certain Snapchat filters are location-specific. This means they won’t be available unless you enable them first. To turn them on, you need to go into your smartphone settings and toggle on the “Location While Using the App” option.
In addition, filters like time, speed, or temperature might not appear right away. If so, you can look them up in the Sticker Picker tab.
These filters can be divided into two categories. The first type is filters that change the color gamut and saturation of your image. The second type allows you to add stickers, custom text, location, and more.
After taking a photo, swipe left to reach the color correction filters. The basic options include brighten, high contrast, sepia, and black and white.
Swiping right beyond the black and white filter reveals overlays. They include time and date, temperature, and speed or altitude. You can also add different messages including some that are based on your location. For example, you can get the landmark badge of your current city.
Expert tip: Tap on the “layer plus” icon to lock in the filter and add another one.
If you’ve shot a video rather than a photo, there are also filters available for that. Like with photos, swipe left for basic color correction (sepia, brighten, and such). Keep swiping past black and white for slow motion, speed up, super speed, and reverse.
And again, you can use more than one filter and add your own messages.
These appear for a limited time only, such as for the holiday season or special events. Some of the more common special filters include messages like “Thank God It’s Friday” and others that celebrate the start of the weekend.
Out of all the available filters, these are probably the coolest ones to get. They can be a great way to announce to the world you’ve conquered a peak or something equally impressive. In addition, geofilters can also be a nice way to share snaps of an exotic holiday destination with the rest of the community.
In fact, certain cities and locations have more than one geofilter. But if you go far off the beaten track, you might not find any Snapchat filter, though you can always create your own filter.
How to Create a Unique Snapchat Filter
Snapchat allows you to create a filter on a desktop or within the app itself. Assuming you’d prefer to use the app, the steps are as follows.
Enter the Snapchat camera screen and hit your profile icon. Then select Settings by tapping on the gear icon and choose Filters & Lenses. From there, tap on Filters and hit the button at the top to make a new one.
Select what the filter is for and pick up a template to start with. Just tap to edit the filter text. You can also add stickers or your friend’s Bitmojis. Once you are done, tick the checker box to save all the changes.
Choose the name for the filter and schedule it. Custom filters can last from an hour to more than a few weeks. Finally, you need to map out the filter area, check all the info, and submit it for approval.
Note: There is a small fee for custom Snapchat filters. The exact amount depends on the filter size and duration. For some locations, you might need to pay more if they are in high demand.
Time to Get Creative
Whether for photos or videos, you are only limited by your imagination with Snapchat filters. So, don’t hesitate to stack a bunch of them to make your snap stands out.
And if that’s not enough, you can always use Snapchat lenses for extra effect. That said, we’d love to know about your favorite filters. Do share with the community below.