How To Get Secret Filters in Snapchat
For frequent Snapchat users, there’s nothing more exciting than unlocking hidden Snapchat filters and lenses before anyone else does. It’s thrilling to take the perfect selfie with a funny new filter that people haven’t seen before.
But how do you actually acquire them?
This article will show you where you can find and unlock these hidden Snapchat filters. Once you do, it’s up to you to get creative with decorating your snaps in the most impressive ways.
Unlock New Snapchat Filters
It only takes a couple of steps to unlock secret Snapchat filters. This process is actually a lot of fun, as hidden filters and lenses can be found in Snapcodes. These are hidden in tweets, regular URL, filter links, and so on.
You can unlock a new filter by following these steps:
Find Snapcodes or Links
As we already mentioned, the Snapcodes that serve as keys to unlock the Snapchat filter goldmine can be found literally everywhere. They can be QR-style codes to hyperlinks you can tap.
Visiting the Lenses page on Snapchat’s website is probably the easiest way of finding new filters and lenses. You will be able to find some of the latest world lenses that are created by the community.
If you want to acquire some custom made filters or lenses, you can try other websites, such as GemLens.
YouTube is also a good place to look for Snapcodes that will unlock awesome filters, as many YouTubers work as Snapchat promoters. Check some of their videos related to Snapchat. They usually put their Snapcodes or links in the description.
You should keep in mind is that some hidden filters are available only for a limited amount of time. But in most cases, you don’t have a time limit to worry about.
Open the Snapcode or Link in Your Snapchat app
Once you have found a Snapcode, all that you need to do is open your Snapchat app and use it to scan the code. You can do this by using your smartphone’s front camera, and you need to make sure that the Snapcode is right in front of your smartphone.
To focus your smartphone’s camera, just tap the screen once. After that, press and hold the Snapcode. Your Snapchat app will notify you once it recognized the Snapcode.
When it comes to links, all that you need to do is simply tap them. Then, your Snapchat app will open and you will be able to unlock it from there.
Unlock Your New Hidden Filter or Lens
It doesn’t matter whether you have tapped a link or just finished scanning a Snapcode, you will receive a pop-up notification asking you to unlock the filter or lens. You can unlock your fresh new filter by tapping on the “Unlock for 24 hours” button. The time frame can be different.
You will also have the option to send that specific filter to a friend via Snapchat. This can be a nice way to surprise a loved one.
Start Your Hidden Filter Hunt
And that’s all you need to do to acquire new tools that will make your selfies that much better. The process is exciting, as you never know where you can find the next great filter or lens.
It isn’t hard finding new interesting Snapchat add-ons and upgrades, and you can even make your own. If you are tired of finding and using someone else’s filters, you can easily create what you want.
What’s interesting here is that Snapchat allows you to do so by using their On-Demand Geofilters option. To find this option simply:
- Open your Snapchat app
- Go into options
- Tap on On-Demand Geofilters
- Tap on Filters
Once you’ve done the last step, Snapchat will ask you about your occasion. You can tap on birthday occasions, Valentine’s day, and similar, or you can simply start from scratch.
After selecting a filter, you can edit it using various tools that Snapchat offers, like adding emojis, stickers, etc.
The only downside to creating your own Snapchat filters this way is that it isn’t free. At the end of the process, you will be asked to choose how long your filter (or lens if you selected it) will last. You can do so by setting the Start Time and the End Time. The price depends exactly on the duration that you have entered.
If you want your filter to be active for 24 hours or a little bit more, it could cost around $6. People tend to use this option for special occasions or parties.