Snapchat: How to Change Font

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All right, Snapchat folks. Today we’re going to talk about changing the font size, position, and color of text in Snapchat.

You can add text to your snaps natively in the Snapchat app, but the default text is tiny and shows up on a plain black strip over the snap. But there are ways to make the text bigger and more user-friendly, and to change text position and colors. Didn’t know that? Well, now you do—and we’re going to walk you through the process of doing it. You can use this knowledge to create eye-catching best friend captions, or anything else you might want on your posts.

Changing Font Size and Position

Normally, once you’ve captured a snap on your iOS or Android mobile device, you have the option of adding a text caption to it. To do that:

  • In between the sticker icon and the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen, select the capital “T.” This allows you to add text to a snap. The result is a small highlighted black strip with some white text in it. As you can see, the text is really tiny. This may be okay for some things, but it doesn’t make much of an impression. You can move the text bar around and place it wherever you want within your snap. Snapchat small text
  • You can also increase the font size. Before you post your snap, to make the text bigger, tap on the “T” once again. This makes the text larger and aligns it left so that it pops out more. After that, you can make the text even bigger by pinching the screen with your fingers. You can also rotate the text however you like.Snapchat bigger text
  • If you tap on the “T” a third time, the text gets even bigger. Tapping the Snapchat app a third time centers the text on the screen.   Snapchat text center

That’s a pretty cool tip for Snapchat, right? We think it is.

Change Text Color

Let’s move on to changing your snap’s text color within the Snapchat app. White is the default text color used by the Snapchat app. You probably want to switch things up and add a bit of color to your snaps–let’s make those snaps stand out!

  1. Take a snap. Then, tap on the “T” icon twice.
  2. A color bar will appear on the upper right corner of the screen. You can change the text color by moving your finger up and down on the color bar.Snapchat text color
  3. Type your caption or the text you want to display on your snap, then move your finger up and down in the color selector bar until your text shows up in the color you want to use.                                                                                       Snap with yellow text
  4. You can choose white text by moving your finger all the way up and across the screen to the left, out of the boundary of the color bar. You can use black text by moving your finger all the way down the color bar, past the bottom border to the lower part of your mobile display. Snap with Black text
  5. If you tap the “T,” you’ll see your written text placed on your snap. If you tap“T” again, the text will change from the small text displayed in the black strip to larger text aligned to the left of your screen. If you tap “T” a third time, it centers the text on your snap.
  6. You can still resize and rotate the text by pinching the text on the screen and moving it to the desired angle with your fingers.Snap text rotated

So there you have some pretty helpful Snapchat information. Now you don’t have to use the boring old white text default in Snapchat.  You can add some pizzazz and color to really make your snaps stand out. To jazz up your snaps even more, maybe check out the different filters you can use. If you’ve got any other text tips, let us know in the comments.

Posted by Heather on August 10, 2016

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