How to Send Old Pictures as Brand New in Snapchat
Snapchat is all about capturing the authenticity of the moment. When you’re out with friends, for instance, a quick Snap can be a great way to commemorate whatever you’re doing.
It’s to no one’s surprise that Snapchat encourages spontaneity, and that’s what most of the ardent users love about it. But what about those times like how you took a really great photo of your pet but forgot to share it right away?
Is it too late to post a Snapchat story or send it to a friend as a Snap? The answer is no – it’s not too late. And you’re about to find out how.
Accessing the Memories Feature on Snapchat
Most people have the camera roll in their phones filled with all kinds of pictures and videos. Not every one of them is Snapchat worthy, that’s for sure.
But some may have captured a moment that would make a perfect Snap. But you didn’t use Snapchat to take the photo because you weren’t sure then.
Now you’ve changed your mind and you’re ready to share it, which you can easily do with the Memories feature on Snapchat. Here’s how it works:
- Launch Snapchat on your phone.
- Select the “double image” icon (beside the record button)
- A new screen will appear at the bottom of the screen called “Memories.” You’ll see four options: Snaps, Stories, Camera Roll, and My Eyes Only.
- Select “Camera Roll” and choose the picture of the video you want to share on Snapchat.
- Then select “Menu” (three vertical dots).
- Edit the picture or the video and select “Done.”
- You can either save the edited Snap if you want, but you can also just send it immediately after editing.
If you run into a problem and the “Camera Roll” option doesn’t appear when you open the “Memories” option, you might need to change the app permission first.
Check the settings on your phone and see if Snapchat has access to your photos and videos first. If not, change the settings and go back to posting.
Editing Old Pictures and Videos on Snapchat
The big deal about Snapchat is all the fun and often unique emojis and filters built into the app. Bitmoji was bought out by Snapchat, for example.
The thing is… when you’re uploading old photos and videos, you’ll notice that there are some limitations in formatting.
So, you won’t be able to use Bitmojis and animations because the photo you’re trying to post wasn’t taken with the Snapchat app.
Also, cropping a photo might look a little off sometimes, or there might be some unexpected zooming. But that’s not always the case, and you can still use the tinted filters to make your photos look better.
Can You Use Third-Party Apps?
If the limited editing options are a problem, you might be wondering if you could use third-party photo editing apps to get the desired effect for Snapchat.
That was the case before when Snapchat designated some apps as third-party contributors. But since the introduction of Memories, that’s gone away.
What Is the “My Eyes Only” Feature?
Once you’ve picked up how to use Memories to post old photos as brand new on Snapchat, you might be wondering what “My Eyes Only” is all about.
The idea is to offer more privacy to Snapchat users. It’s a folder where you can keep Snaps that you don’t want anyone to see. The folder has a passcode to keep your Snaps safe.
This is particularly handy when you know someone is going to check your phone from time to time. And it takes away any reservation for handing your phone to your friends or family to use.
Not Letting the Moment Pass By
Proficient Snapchat users know exactly which moment is worth Snapping and which is not. But even the best of us make mistakes, and you might end up revisiting that photo from yesterday that didn’t seem Snapchat appropriate.
Thanks to the Memories feature, your camera roll can become a part of Snapchat. Yes, you’ll have to forego some of the editing perks, but ultimately, it’s going to be worthwhile. And don’t forget about “My Eyes Only” when you want to save those exclusive Snaps.
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