14 tips and tricks to level up your Snapchat game

All the Mems


Occasionally we make Snapchat stories that are quite simply Oscar worthy, so waving goodbye to them after 24 hours is heartbreaking. Memories lets you save clips directly to the app, freeing up phone space while you compile the footage for your debut at Cannes. Simply tap the Save symbol after you’ve snapped and your footage will be safe forever.


A whole new world

Everyone loves Snapchat’s famous selfie filters - who doesn’t want to look like a puppy on the way to work? But you probably didn’t know that you can apply them to snaps without people in. World Lenses are augmented reality filters and add moving scenery and animals to your pictures.

Stuck on you


Fact: Stories are always told better with emojis, especially when they can appear just at the right moment. To make an emoji stick to something during your footage, hold it down when the object comes into shot. Let go after three seconds and watch as the little poo emoji sticks to your friends. For instance. That’s just a suggestion.


Infinity and beyond

Some stories need to be told more than once. In fact, some of them need to be told forever, which is why Snapchat’s ‘Infinity mode’ is so great. Just before you send your snap, tap the ‘loop’ sign and your video will play on repeat rather than sticking to the old 10-second limit. They will still disappear when your friends quit your pic, but this stops them being deleted immediately.


Ever wondered what the emojis that appear next to your friends’ names actually mean? Have a look under ‘Manage’ in settings and you’ll see that they all relate to the length of your Snapchat streak, aka how long you and your friends have been Snapping every day. You can even change the emoji for each category.

Create your own stickers


Snapchat’s encyclopedia of stickers is one of its best features, and you can now make your own. Just take a photo, select the scissors, and cut out the section of your snap you want to turn into a sticker. These will then be added to your library for you to use whenever.


The Snapchat Awards

Hold your horses: you can now win awards for how you use Snapchat. Whether it’s through submitting live videos to a local story or screenshotting snaps, the more you use the app the more trophies you win. Check out what you’ve unlocked so far in your trophy cabinet, just above your Snap Code.