Instagram. WhatsApp. Facebook Messenger. All these Facebook-owned platforms have received a feature or two that was initially seeded on Snapchat. But there are several Snapchat-exclusive features that remain with the latter’s users. Follow our guide below to get Snapchat effects on iPhone easily.

get snapchat effects on iphone

Perhaps you’re completely new to Snapchat; did you know there’s a famous face effect feature that goes by the name “Lenses” available to Snapchat users? Well, you might not, because there’s no button visible for it (That’s typical Snapchat for you).

Using Snapchat Lenses to Utilize Those Fun Face Effects

But we’ll teach you how to add Lenses on your face. If you want to do that, the first thing you need to do is double tap on the screen of your iDevice. This will then switch your setting to the selfie camera. The good news is that the feature is also compatible with the rear facing camera.

The next thing you need to ensure is that your face should be visible clearly in the camera view. The next step after that is to tap and hold – on your face – until you see a white mesh appearing. This white mesh is also going to map your face.

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Then, at the bottom of the screen, a choices of Lenses is going to appear (with icons in a circular shape). You’re able to swipe left or right to switch between them.

And at that point, Snapchat will also be providing you directions on using the lenses. You will have to raise your eyebrows, open wide your mouth, etc. to open some of them.

Then there are lenses that are going to do voice alternation, and the famous face swaps will be there at the end of the choices. The last Lens is the best one; faceswap can be done with any existing image in your Camera Roll.

use snapchat effects on iphone

Lenses are free, but not all of them are always available. Snapchat rotates the selection.

After you’re done experimenting with the Lenses, and want to post a picture using a particular one, tap the circular shutter button to take an image or tap and hold the button to shoot a video.

So, once the recording ends, you’ll see a familiar looking screen for editing. The snap can then be added to your story or sent to someone depending on what you want to do.

And that’s all you need to know. Snapchatting is one of the favorite activities of millennials. Is it yours too?

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.