Snapchat is always coming out with new features and better ways to socialize through its application. You can record short video snaps, take selfie snaps, chat with other Snapchat friends, send stickers and more. It’s like an all in one app and it’s amazing.
Did you know though with all the added features and updates rolling out though that you can now video chat? Yes, you can right through the Snapchat chat portion of the application. It’s so cool.
If you want to know how to video chat on Snapchat and we know you do, just keep reading.
Video Chatting through Snapchat
First and foremost, make sure you’re running the most current version of the Snapchat application on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Also, your Snapchat buddies also need to be on the latest build as well for everything to run as expected.
After you’ve checked the Apple App Store or Google Play to see if, you need to update the Snapchat app, do so or keep moving forward if you’ve already done it.
- Open your Snapchat app on your mobile device and swipe right to the Chat section.
- Choose whom you’d like to video chat with and swipe right again.
- In the bar above your device’s keyboard, you’ll see some icons displayed. From left to right you can send a picture, do a voice call, take a snap, video chat and send stickers.
- Since we want to do video chat, we’ll tap on the video camera icon. As long as your friend answers on the other end you’ll be talking face to face in a matter of seconds.
When you make an audio or video call to a Snapchat friend they have three options join, ignore or watch. If your friend misses your call then, they get a notification that you’ve called and you’ll see that they aren’t available on your end.
Once you’ve established a video call through Snapchat, you’ll still have all the regular chat features available to you, plus you’ll also be able to send stickers and texts to one another while in a video chat. Don’t want video using up your whole mobile display? Simply swipe down to minimize the video call to a small portion of your screen.
During a video call, you can turn off the video feed from your end, tap the video camera icon highlighted in green. Tap it again when you want you to resume video on your end of the conversation. You also have the option to mute your audio by tapping on the phone icon shown in green. To unmute yourself on a video call, tap on the phone icon once again.
There you have it. You’ve learned how to place a video chat with your Snapchat friends. Not too hard and pretty cool. Oh, just so you don’t use up all your mobile data, you may want to restrict Snapchat video chatting while connected to a Wi-Fi connection only. Enjoy!