Most Commonly Asked Snapchat Questions, Answered

Most Commonly Asked Snapchat Questions, Answered
Most Commonly Asked Snapchat Questions, Answered

This article will answer all your Snapchat questions.

Snapchat is a social networking platform that allows users to send photos and videos, which will be automatically deleted after a set period. Snapchat’s main selling point is its temporary nature.

Snapchat offers many other cool features, but it isn’t easy to find them. Snapchat is often a confusing platform that leaves users scratching their heads and wondering, “how can I use it?”

Today, we’re going to simplify things by providing simple answers to Snapchat’s most frequently asked questions.

How do I make a Snapchat voice or video call?

A separate article explains how you can make voice and video calls on Snapchat.

You can chat via voice or video as if you have Wi-Fi or data access. You can start by pressing the “phone” and “video” buttons at the top right corner of your screen.

You can also visit Snapchat’s help webpage to learn more about video and voice calls.

Answers to Your Questions about Snapchat Stories

We can’t answer all questions about Snapchat Stories, but we will try to address the most difficult.

Snapchat keeps switching between friends when I watch stories.

Snapchat’s auto-advance feature, which was introduced while users were watching stories, is the one that caused the most confusion.

Although the feature has been improved numerous times, it is still important to understand its basics.

  • Snapchat allows you to move to the next story after watching the story.
  • You can skip any story by simply swiping across your screen using your thumb.
  • To stop AutoPay, pull down with your thumb on the screen. The main menu will be displayed again.

What are Campus Stories on Snapchat?

Snapchat Stories can be called Campus Stories. These stories have been created for select colleges and universities. You will be able to see them only if:

  • Turn on your location services to use the app.
  • You are currently on a college campus.
  • You have visited a college campus in the past 24 hours.

This feature allows you to share your private information, but you should protect it just like any other public story. Snapchat has been criticized for “security risks.” As reported by Forbes, there are some legitimate concerns about Snapchat.

Campus Stories is available to you:

  • Do not use full names.
  • Do not show people your place of residence.
  • It would help if you didn’t show anything you don’t want in a screenshot.
  • Be aware that privacy is at risk.

It is better to be safe than sorry.

How do I reply to a Snapchat Story?

For a Snapchat Story Response:

  1. Swipe up to view a Snapchat story of someone else.
  2. Send your message to the response.
  3. Once you have finished typing, your message is sent to the person.

What do Snapchat’s Emojis mean?

We already have an article explaining what Snapchat Emojis mean<span data-preserver-spaces=”true”>. It is worth checking out.

You might also have noticed some Friend Emojis appearing next to Snapchat usernames. We are here to answer any questions you might have about them.

What does the Hourglass Emoji mean on Snapchat?

The hourglass emoji indicates that your Snap Streak is nearing its end. Snap away, friends!

What does the Cake Emoji mean on Snapchat?

The cake emoji signifies that it is your friend’s birthday. Snapchat will remind you to send them a happy birthday message.

How do I change the Emojis next to my friend’s name?

Snapchat allows you to change the default emojis it uses to send your friends messages.

Change the emojis of a friend:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Click on iOS to open the Gear icon. Next, select Manage > Friends Emojis. Scroll down to Customize Emojis.
  3. You can switch out the default Emojis to use the emojis you prefer.

You can add emojis directly to the nickname of a friend:

  1. Select a name from your friend list to bring up the friend’s profile.
  2. To expand the menu, click the three dots at the top right corner of your app screen once you have accessed their profile.
  3. Select Edit Name in the menu.
  4. You can then make any changes to your friends’ usernames that you wish to add.
  5. After completion, select Save.

How do I create my own Snapchat geofilter?

Snapchat geofilters allow you to apply filters to images within a specific geographic area.

Snapchat now allows you to create geofilters for any location or event. Follow Snapchat’s guidelines for community filters. Also, allow enough time for the approval of your image.

What is the best way to do a Snapchat Face Swap?

The Face Swap feature on Snapchat was a huge success when it first launched. Although this feature isn’t new anymore, it’s still fun.

You can still access the lens by following these steps:

  1. Make sure your face is visible on the front-facing camera.
  2. Tap on the smiley face icon in the app next to the camera button. This will activate your lens carousel.
  3. Scroll down the carousel.
  4. If the Face Swap option is not visible in the carousel’s menu, click the Browse button at the bottom of your screen. Next, type “face swap” in the search bar at the top. Select the Snapchat Face Swap filter.

How do I put a selfie in my Snapchat icon?

Snapchat has made a big shift to using “bitmojis” in selfies. Bitmojis can be used to create avatars of yourself.

You can add a bitmoji “selfie” to your Snapchat icon

  1. First, create a bitmoji. One can be created in the app.
  2. After creating a bitmoji go to your profile page and scroll down to Bitmoji.
  3. Select Choose Selfie.
  4. Snapchat allows you to transform your profile picture into a digital avatar. Anyone who has your Snapchat username can see the avatar.

How do I enable Snapchat’s Dark Mode feature?

Honestly? It’s impossible to believe that you can’t!

Dark Mode, a screen setting used in many modern apps, is something you may not be familiar with. Switching from a white background to black reduces eye strain when looking at your phone at night. For more information, you can view the video below.

You can use many hacks to enable Dark Mode on Snapchat. However, Snapchat has not released an official update. We recommend saving our article on all the latest Snapchat features that you should know about. This will allow you to keep an eye on any new changes.

How do I make a slow-motion video on Snapchat?

Snapchat may not be the “king” of slow-motion video effects, but it offers filters that can alter the speed of your videos.

For a slow-motion effect, click here

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. Turn on the front-facing camera.
  3. Tap on the smiley face icon in the app next to the camera button. This will activate your lens carousel.
  4. Scroll down the carousel until you find the filter effect you are looking for.
  5. If slow-motion is not an option, ensure you are on Browse on the camera screen. In the search bar, type “slow” and “slow-motion”.
  6. You can add additional lenses to this effect if you have them.

Are there any other Snapchat questions?

Snapchat is never boring, despite its constant updates and confusing choices. It has helped establish a new social media communication style, which is also popular among its competitors. Users might still have questions, however.

We hope you find this article helpful. If not, please feel free to leave a comment below. Other Snapchat users might be able to help, even if we cannot answer your question directly. While you wait for a reply, please look at our list of essential Snapchat lenses and the best Snapchat filters.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.