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Best Hidden Secret Snapchat Tricks and Tips for iPhone and Android You Should Try

by Fahad Saleem

Snapchat, the world’s most famous ephemeral messaging app having millions of unique monthly users is swiftly getting popularity around the world. More than 700 million photos and videos are shared over Snapchat daily, and it makes sense since Snapchat gives teens and everyone in general a unique experience and fun way to interact. But did you know that there are some secret Snapchat tricks which could change your experience in the app and make you stand out amongst your friends? Here are some best Snapchat secret tricks for iPhone and Android which you should use.

Get Lenses of your Choice

Snapchat changes its “lenses” daily. While this is a dynamic and useful feature, it sometimes becomes a nuisance as many users have their favorite lenses which they want all the time in their Snapchat. Guess what? You can change Snapchat lenses easily by changing the system (device) date. So let’s say you want the rainbow lens back, you can set the date of your iPhone or Android to the day when Rainbow lens was available. You can try changing dates and see the lens availability or if you are lucky enough to remember the date, you can set one date manually. Here’s how to change the date in iPhone and Android.

In order to change date in iPhone, launch Settings app, go to Date and Time section and turn off the “set automatically” option. Similarly in Android, go to Settings, Date and Time section and uncheck the “automatic date and time” option.

Change Names of Contacts

Do you know that you can change the name of any of your Snapchat contact. This secret Snapchat trick is useful if you want to hide the name of any Snapchat friend from others. So you can just give a fake or placeholder name to any Snapchat contact. In order to change the name from within the chat, just tap the Hamburger icon from the top right corner and edit the name. Or you can also tap and hold on any contact name to do the edit.

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Bypass Character Limit

One of the biggest problems for Snapchat users is the text character limit. However, there is a way to bypass this limit. The easiest way is to use Notes app. Open Notes app in your iPhone or Android, and copy a specific Blank area, as shown in the image below. Remember, you have to copy a Blank portion. After copying, open Snapchat app section where you want to write text and paste the copied area there. Now move the cursor accordingly and type the text. You will easily be able to bypass the character limit in Snapchat.

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Save Battery Using Hidden Trick

We know that Snapchat is a battery hog, right? But there is a “Travel” feature in the app which is especially designed to conserve battery. So you can turn this Travel feature on to save battery in Snapchat. Just head over to Settings, go to “Additional Services”, select “Manage” to manage the travel mode.

Get Night Camera Mode Anytime

There is a night camera mode in Snapchat which is turned on automatically when the light is low. But what if you need the night camera mode during day light or any event or full light room? Just cover the camera with your hand, or any dark object or cloth, and the night camera mode will be turned on. This one is a very useful secret Snapchat trick.

Add Multiple Filters to Photo

Did you know that you can add multiple filters in your Snapchat photo at once? Yes! And that too pretty easily. Just add the first filter as normal- by swiping over the photo. Then hold on the by one finger and swipe over the photo to add another filter. Check out this Vine from Mashable to see how to do the trick.

Enable Two-Step Verification

Security comes first, and you can secure your Snapchat account by activating a two-step verification feature. This is one of the most useful secret Snapchat tricks which you should start using. Launch settings and select “login verification”. Set up the phone number and every time you try to login, you will get a message to verify the code. This way, no one could ever hack into your account without you knowing.


These were some of the best hidden secret Snapchat tricks.

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Images Taken from Mashable, iMore

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