Directions for using our Back to Having Fun in 2021 frames for Snapchat and Instagram
Just open Snapchat, assuming you've already got an account. It'll automatically take you to your camera. Click on the tiny circle (which might display your Story if you've recently added a snap) in the top left corner of the screen. This shows your profile. And you should be able to see your Bitmoji, Story, and Trophies.
Tap on the cog in the top right of your profile, which opens your Settings. Next, go on Manage > Filters. Toggle this so it's on. It may ask you whether you want to grant Snapchat location services. Doing so will give you access to more filters.
Return to your camera by clicking back or relaunching the app. You can then test your filters by tapping anywhere on the screen. A series of circles will appear either side of the button you normally use to take a snap. You can swipe either way to apply a filter to your photo.
Some Snapchat filters activate depending on which camera you use, or what's on your screen. For most, you'll be told to "Find A Face". Once you've applied a feature you like, press the circular button as normal to take a snap.
What Are Geofilters on Snapchat?
Geofilters use the same concept but are determined on where you're located---so yes, you'll need to give Snapchat access to your location. If you're on iOS, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Snapchat and select "While Using the App". Android users should go to Settings > Location > Turn on.
Geofilters change, just as normal filters do. Typically, they highlight a place name and add some form of illustration too.
Once location-based services are enabled, you can access geofilters the same way as the others: tap on the screen and swipe left and right.
Directions on how to use our Instagram frame
- Open the Instagram app.
- Press the + at the bottom-center of the screen.
- Navigate to the photo you wish to use.
- Press Next in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Scroll through until you find the filter you'd like to use.
- Double-tap the filter.
- Press the square frame icon next to the intensity slider.