Editing tools

Explore more ways to make epic Snaps.

Post-capture filters

Once you’ve captured your Snap, swipe right to find cool frame Lenses and filters that add new colours and textures. Don’t forget, you can also add these effects to the photos/videos you upload from your camera roll.

Captions with backgrounds

Spice up your captions with a variety of different backgrounds! 

Pro tip: look for good colour contrast when adding captions with backgrounds. 


Use a trending #Topic in Spotlight to attract the most eyes and help Snapchatters find similar Snaps. 

Auto captions

Make sure your audience never misses a word with auto captions. When turned on, this tool automatically transcribes your words so viewers can watch your Snaps with or without sound. You can also adjust the font style and placement within your Snaps. 

Pro tip: audio-optional videos typically have a longer than average playback time.

Time-based captions

Timing is everything. Tap the screen to add text, select your font, then tap the stopwatch icon at the top of your screen to adjust the duration of captions in your Snap. 


Doodling is a great way to add even more personality to your Snaps. Use emojis, text or scribble your finger across the screen. Tap the colour picker (3 overlapping circles) to create your Snapsterpiece.