Snapchat is all about capturing the moment using your phone’s camera. For instance, when you’re out with friends, a quick Snap can be a great way to commemorate whatever you’re doing.
But what about when you took a 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. You can always post old pictures as new Snaps on Snapchat. Follow this guide to learn how.
How to Use Memories 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, though.
But sometimes, you may have taken a picture that would make a perfect Snap, but you didn’t use Snapchat to capture it. Maybe you had trouble opening Snapchat, or you weren’t sure if it was a Snap-worthy picture.
Now you’ve changed your mind and are ready to share it? You can easily do so with the Memories feature on Snapchat. You can also use the Memories feature to
view old snaps on Snapchat.
Here’s how it works:
Launch Snapchat on your phone and tap the Memories option ( double image icon) beside the record button. You’ll see five options: Snaps, Camera Roll, Screenshots, Stories, and My Eyes Only. Select Camera Roll. Choose the picture or the video you want to share on Snapchat and tap the Send To button. Select the person you want to send it to and hit the send button ( arrow icon).
If you want to edit the image before sending it, you caalso do thatll. Tap the
Menu icon ( three vertical dots) and select Edit Photo/ Edit Snap. Edit the picture or the video and tap Done.
If you run into a problem and the Camera Roll option doesn’t appear when you open Memories, 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. Make sure to save your pictures and video from
Memories when you delete Snapchat, as you will lose them. 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. But when you’re uploading old photos and videos, you’ll noticsome formatting limitationsng.
You cannot 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 tinted filters to make your photos look better.
If the limited editing options are a problem, you mighwonderng 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 mighwonderng 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 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 the past 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 will be worthwhile. And don’t forget about My Eyes Only when you want to save those exclusive Snaps.
How often do you post old photos on Snapchat? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Now that you know how to send old pictures as new Snaps in Snapchat, learn
how to hide your Snapchat story from someone next. FAQs 1. Can you send a previously taken photo as a snap?
A. Yes, you can share pictures that you previously took using the default camera app or images saved in Snapchat memories but not as a snap. You send them as normal images in chat.
– Launch Snapchat on your phone and tap the Memories option ( double image icon) beside the record button. – You’ll see five options: Snaps, Camera Roll, Screenshots, Stories, and My Eyes Only. Select Camera Roll. – Choose the picture or the video you want to share on Snapchat and tap the Send To button. – Select the person you want to send it to and hit the send button ( arrow icon). 2. Can we send old snaps as streaks?
A. No. Unfortunately, you can not send photos or videos saved in memories as a new snap to maintain your snap streak.
3. How do you upload a snap without it saying from the camera roll?
A. Unfortunately, you can not send or upload photos or videos saved in memories without the message that you shared them from the Camera Roll.