How to Use Pictures From Your Gallery On Snapchat Story

How to Use Pictures From Your Gallery on Snapchat StorySnapchat has allowed its users to take and send pictures to your friends ever since its release in 2011. However, users have not been able to use pictures that were not taken using the Snapchat camera. This has been taken care of. Users have the ability to use any picture, taken with any camera, even if it is not on your phone. You can even edit pictures on any photo editor then use them. As long as the photo is saved in your phones image gallery you can access it from the Snapchat app and send it to your friends. It is extremely easy to do too. The video below will demonstrate how to use pictures from your gallery on Snapchat.

Steps to Send Pictures From Your Gallery On Snapchat

Here are the steps you should follow when you are trying to use pictures from your gallery on your Snapchat. If you need a visual tutorial watch the video above.

  1. The first step is to make sure that you have granted the Snapchat app access to your photo gallery. You can do this in your settings or you can just tap allow when the prompt appears. The prompt will appear when you reach the step where you choose the image you’d like to add to your Snapchat story.
  2. Okay now for the real first step. You will want to start off by opening the Snapchat app. When you do this you will be sent to the camera page where you can take pictures or videos from the app, but that is not what we are here to do today.
  3. From the camera page swipe to the left. This will take you to your inbox/feed. This is where you get notifications from the snaps you get are received.
  4. Next you will choose who you’d like to send the picture too. This is done by placing your finger on the user you’d like to send to and swiping left across their name.
  5. Now you will be in the messaging between you and this person. To choose a picture to send you will tap the yellow indicator at the end of the text box. This action will open up a different camera from the normal Snapchat camera.
  6. From this separate camera, you will tap the button at the bottom right of the screen. It will look like a little square with rounded corners and will have a thumbnail of your most recent picture in your gallery. Tapping on this will take you to your gallery.
  7. When you get to your gallery you will simply choose the image you’d like to send to the person. When you choose an image you will come to the image preview screen.
  8. From the Image Preview Screen you can edit the picture. You can choose from three different filters, add text, draw on the image, and add emojis. You can also add more people to send the picture to. This is done by tapping the original username at the bottom of the page then checking off the users you’d like to send the picture to.

The picture will go to the recipients’ message inbox as a message. They will be able to view it for as long as they want just like it is a message. They can tap it to save it to the conversation. If they screenshot the image you will receive a notification.

How to Use a Picture From Your Gallery on Snapchat Story 

Unfortunately there is not a way for Snapchat users to use a picture from their gallery to their Snapchat story using the stock Snapchat app, and there is a reason for this. Snapchat stories are supposed to be a window into each persons life. It is supposed to be composed of real time videos and images as apposed to videos and images from somewhere else at another time. If any image or video could be uploaded to a Snapchat Story, people would be posting images and videos from somewhere else. It would not be an accurate representation of their life at any given time. Another reason this is prohibited is because the images posted to your story are deleted after 24 hours. The time is determined by a time stamp which is recorded when the image is taken with the app. If an image is posted that has a time stamp from the past it would completely throw off the Snapchat algorithm and cause a ton of errors.

There is hope if you are desperate to post pictures from your gallery to your story. There are ways to cheat the system and post pictures from your gallery to your Snapchat story. These processes involve downloading a knockoff of the Snapchat app that allows you to save snaps without the sender getting a notification. Some of these apps allow you to post photos saved in your gallery to your Snapchat story. If you choose to go this route make sure you read the comments on the app in the app store to be sure that the app actually work.

I do not recommend trying to cheat the system. Some of the apps will cause an error to be recorded in the Snapchat server. If too many of these errors are found your Snapchat account could be terminated. This wouldn’t be a big deal because you could just sign up for a new account, but it would be kind of a headache  setting up a whole new account and adding all of your friends back.

Happy Snapping!


Snapchat Ice Skating Live Story – Where Are They Skating?

Snapchat Ice Skating Live Story - Where Are They Skating?Snapchat Ice Skating Live Story – Where Are They Skating?

On December 27th 2015 a live Snapchat story was streaming on the Snapchat story page. The story is full of people ice skating in different locations around the world. The first segment of the story features a figure skater twirling with the white text in the forground that reads: “Lace up your skates to feel the thrills – and maybe take a few spills – on ice rinks around the world.” The rest of the story is people doing just that. There is a little bit of everything in this story. Some people spinning, falling, proposing, singing; all of it going down on the ice. There are filters on all of the snaps that feature cute little animals and plants skating around. There are also some fun facts that give the history of the zamboni and how to preform a basic stop on ice skates. Below you will find a little description on where people are skating on the Snapchat ice skating live story.

Snapchat Ice Skating Dubai, UAE 

The first location that people are skating at is in Dubai. Dubai is one of the richest cities in the world and offers plenty of ice skating rinks for skaters to choose from. Dubai also has the only indoor skiing slopes in the world. In the story there is an overhead view of a massive indoor rink in one segment, and another segment of a pref romance on ice featuring a man spinning a cube that is lit up. These skaters were skating at the Dubai Skating rink which is an Olympic sized rink inside of the Dubai mall.

Snapchat Ice Skating Paris, France 

I was most impressed by the skating in Paris, France. Skaters in France had the opportunity to skate beneath one of the worlds most iconic structures; the Eiffel Tower. In the story skaters are circling a small replica of the Eiffel Tower. The rink is lit in different shades of pink, purple and blue. The rink also provides chairs for kids to be pushed around on the ice. This rink is part of the Eiffel tower and is 57 meters above the city. This would be an amazing skating atmosphere.

Snapchat Ice Skating Budapest, Hungary 

The skating being done in Hungary is not the most professional. In the story you will find a skater who almost has a nasty fall onto the ice. In the segment he used some bold white text that says “I got this”. He is obviously being sarcastic however because he uses the worried face emoji. The other skaters from Hungary are much more in control and wave hello to the camera. The skating in Hungary was being done on one of the many outdoor skating rinks in the country.

Snapchat Ice Skating New York City, USA

In New York City there are two major options if you want to skate outdoors. The Rockefeller Center, which houses one of the largest real Christmas trees you will ever see, is the more popular of the two. The other is located in central park. In the story you will see plenty of people skating. Whether they be on the ice or not. One segment is filmed by soon to be skaters pretending to skate on the concrete while they wait in line. There is also some footage of a zamboni resurfacing the ice at one of the rinks. Snapchat Ice Skating Live Story - Where Are They Skating?

Snapchat Ice Skating Chicago, USA
The last stop for this story was Millennium Park in Chicago Illinois. Here skaters get to skate next to a architectural masterpiece outdoors.  The skaters in this location range anywhere from a group of people in their thirties that are comfortable spinning to film a 360 degree video of the rink, to a woman just learning to do a T-stop. The filter also includes a description of the T-stop and how it is supposed to be preformed. Snapchat Ice Skating Live Story - Where Are They Skating?


Snapchat Indroduces Hip Hop Spotlight to The Dicscover Page

Snapchat Indroduces Hip Hop Spotlight to The Dicscover PageSnapchat Introduces Hip-Hop Spotlight to The Discover Page

Snapchat has had the discover page set up for quite a while now. It started off as a few big brands and websites that would promote articles or just post fun little videos. Over night on 12/26/15 however, Snapchat added a discover feed that was not created by a specific brand. It is called the “Hip-Hop Spotlight”. The difference between this feed and other discover feeds is that there is no brand associated with the content. It is just a simple hip hop logo. In this article we will discuss the different features of the first edition of this feed as well as discuss future applications of this feed.

What is Hip Hop Spotlight on Snapchat? 

Snapchat Indroduces Hip Hop Spotlight to The Dicscover PageThe hip hop spotlight on Snapchat is a collection of media from different hip hop artists. The media ranges from cartoons, articles, song snippets, behind the scenes looks, videos. This resource will become extremely popular with the younger demographic. This is great for Snapchat because that is exactly who uses Snapchat most. I am sure that Snapchat strategically chose the genre of hip hop.

The first edition of hip hop spotlight started off with a neat little intro featuring Fetty Wap. The next portion was a cartoon version of Drake turning things into gold. The next slide was an article discussing Drake’s rise from the target of memes across the internet to the superstar he is today. The third slide was titled “Top Tracks You May Have Missed”. This was the first of two slides featured in this edition of hip hop spotlight and featured Mac Miller discussing his song “Weekend”. This edition also featured holiday greetings from Two Chains, Rae Sremmurd and G Easy. Fetty Wap was the topic of two consecutive slides. One being a behind the scenes look at his performance, the other being some stats about the star. These were just some of the features of the first edition. We will see where this feed goes and how long it lasts.

Snapchat Indroduces Hip Hop Spotlight to The Dicscover PageWhat Are Some Applications of The Hip Hop Spotlight?

The Hip Hop Spotlight was a genius move by Snapchat. They targeted their young demographic and will have the ability to sell advertising as well as charge artists to promote songs. I believe that this feed will become one of the most, if not the most, popular feed on the discover page. The younger demographic is just so transfixed with hip hop, I don’t see how this feed could fail.

If you are a fan of hip-hop check out the hip hop spotlight for yourself and let me know what you think of it. I am interested to know what the rest of the Snapchat community thinks of this addition.

Happy Snapping!


How To Add More Than One Filter on Snapchat

How to Add More Than One Filter on Snapchat When you use Snapchat there are multiple ways to enhance pictures you take with the app. You can draw on the pictures, apply a Snapchat lens, and you can add filters. Filters on Snapchat can be stock, geo, or sponsored . Stock filters are: normal, black and white, amber, polarized, and even a full battery filter. Geo filters are the filters that you can only apply in specific areas. Geo filters are usually for larger cities, or colleges. Geo filters can also be sponsored. Sponsored filters are filters payed for by businesses and corporations to promote something or just to cater to their customers. For example, McDonald’s had a filter at some of its locations across the country. Some sponsored filters are nationwide. Such as filters for a movie release.

How to Add Two Filters to a Snapchat Photo or Video ?

It is common for users of the Snapchat app to use more than one filter on a snap. The process to do this is not very well known but it is very simple. Snapchat has not made it well known how to do this but it has been figured out. Below you will find the steps to add multiple filters to a snap Photo.

Steps To Add More Than One Filter on Snapchat

  1. First of all you will want to take a picture of something, whether it be your dog or a tree, just take a picture of something.
  2. Now you will add your first filter to the photo. To add a filter just swipe either left or right depending on what you add. Geo filters are found fastest by swiping left. Basic filters are found fastest by swiping to the right.
  3. Once you have Selected your first filter you can add another one by holding one finger down on the bottom left hand corner of the screen just above the post to story button. How to Add More Than One Filter on Snapchat
  4. While holding down on this portion of the screen, swipe with your other hand to choose a second filter. Once you have swiped to the second filter you can release the finger that was being held in the bottom corner.
  5. To add a third Filter you can repeat the process by holding down in the bottom left hand corner and swiping to a third filter.

How Many Filters Can Be Added to a Picture on Snapchat? 

On a picture you do not have as many options for filters as you would on a video. This is because videos have the option of having two rewind, fast forward, and super fast forward as well as visual filters. On a Snapchat photo you can add up to three filters. Three is the number because you can add one Geo filter, one tint filter, and one time/temp filter. I rarely send three filters at once. It gets super cluttered, but it is possible. I usually stick with two for the most part. Usually a Geo filter that adds a little around the edges and a tint filter.

How Many Filters Can Be Added to a Video on Snapchat?

Videos offer a few more option for filters than pictures. When you add filters to videos on Snapchat you have the option to add tint filters, Geo filters, promotional filters, and even filters that adjust the speed and direction the video is played. The speed and direction filters are specific to videos. This allows more options for you when adding filters to the video. You can add a Geo, a tint, a time, a speed, and a direction. This totals up to five filters that can be added to one video. This can get kind of ridiculous.

Add me on Snapchat by scanning my Snapcode at the top of the page and send me some of your most ridiculous videos with filters. Try new combinations and enjoy.

Happy Snapping!


Snapchat Filters – How to Get The Beatles Join The Club Filter

Snapchat Filters - How to Get The Beatles Join The Club Filter The Beatles Join The Club Filter was the third Beatles themed filter posted on December 26th 2015. The first filter posted had the same tagline, but it was a little different. The second filter looked similar to this one but had a  different tagline. All of these filters are in an attempt to promote the fact that the Beatles are now available on Spotify. This is obviously a big deal for Spotify as well as Beatles fans across the country. Fans were  tweeting about it on twitter all day.

Description of The Beatles Join The Club Filter 

The Beatles Join the Club filter was released in two versions. The first version was released earlier in the day. To view the first version CLICK HERE. The second filter is a different style but has the same tagline; “Join The Club”. This filter features all four members of the Beatles huddled sitting at the bottom of the filter. They are wearing colorful silky looking suits. Behind them there is red fading into transparency which is where the users photo will show through the filter. The group is just slightly right of being centered on the bottom of the filter. To the left of the group in white font is the Beatles logo. Above the logo and the group is yellow bold text that reads: “Join The Club.”. All of this only takes up about a third of the screen. In the very top left corner the transparent background fades back into red. On top of this little patch of red is a white Spotify logo.

How to Get The Beatles Join the Club Filter

The Beatles Join The Club filter was only available for a short time. When it was available the filter could be applied to any picture taken with the Snapchat Camera. The user would first take a picture then swipe left until they found the filter. This filter looked great when combined with the burnt orange tinted filter.

Celebrate the Holidays With Instagram – Is Instagram Trying to Copy Snapchat Stories?

Celebrate the Holidays With Instagram – Is Instagram Trying to Copy Snapchat? 

For Christmas 2015 Instagram created a collection of some of the best holiday videos and combined them to create a “Holiday Celebration video montage. The video was composed of video snip its from different Instagram users. Instagram users may have noticed this At the top of their feed during the Christmas holiday season:celebrate the holidays with instagram video

This was how they promoted this video montage. By putting it right at the front of every Instagram users feed. Of course this could be bypassed by exiting out in the upper right hand corner but it is still a little ridiculous. Some people believe this was Instagram’s attempt to imitate the Snapchat live story.

By tapping “watch” Instagram users were taken to another page where a collection of holiday themed videos were strung together to create a long montage of videos. The videos were some of the most popular videos created by Instagram users during the days leading up to the holiday season. Extremely similar to Snapchat stories.

Why Would Instagram Want To Copy Snapchat Stories?

The answer to the question of why Instagram would want to copy Snapchat live stories is simple; Money. Snapchat live stories allow Snapchat to sell advertising to companies. They simply insert an ad in the form of a video or an image right into the story. There is a huge potential to make big money doing this. Instagram would love to get a hand into this simple industry.

Could this holiday collection be a precursor to additional collections in the future? Only time can answer question but I believe that this holiday collection was definitely a trial to gain data. This data will be used to determine if it is worth it to set up a feature on Instagram that is similar to the Popular Snapchat Story. If they do decide to add this feature, another question rises; where will the collections be located? Will they be in the same location the holiday collection was put or will they add it to the explore and search page? What do you think? Comment below what you believe will happen.

Snapchat Filters – How to Get The Beatles All You Need is Love Filter on Snapchat

Snapchat Filters - How to Get The Beatles All You Need is Love Filter on Snapchat Snapchat Filters – Beatles All You Need Is Love Filter 

Later on December 26th another Beatles themed promotional filter was released. This filter included some of the lyrics from the Beatles hit song “All You Need Is Love” This filter is another promotional Snapchat filter that goes along with the same event as the Join the Club filter. Spotify is really trying to advertise the fact that the Beatles are now avialable on their music streaming service.

Description of the Beatles All You Need Is Love Filter

This filter features a cartoon version of the band members all huddled together behind a submarine. This little cartoon is kind of seventies style with dark bold colors. Below the submarine you will find the Beatles logo. There are blue splotches that fade into transparency where the photo taken with the Snapchat app will be seen. At the top of this transparent section you will see the text “All you need is love….” in two rows of bold yellow text. Above the text the transparency fades into blue splotches again. At the top of the yellow bold text you will also find the Spotify Logo.

How to Get The Beatles All You Need Is Love Filter

You can get the Beatles All you need is love filter by taking a picture of whatever you want using the Snapchat camera. Then by swiping to the left once you have taken a picture on the Snapchat app, you will eventually get to the All you need is love filter. This filter will not be available long.

Combining Filters With The Beatles All You Need is Love Filter 

When combining this filter with others you can really get creative. There are no specific filters that look better than others when combined with the Beatles filter. To combine filters, just swipe to the Beatles filter. Next, hold one finger down above add story button while you swipe with another finger. Once you get to the second filter you want to add, you can release the finger you were not swiping with.

Snapchat Filters – What is The Beatles Join The Club Filter?

Snapchat Filter - What is the Beetles Join The Club Filter On the morning of December 26th 2015 snappers found a new sponsored filter featuring the Beatles. This is a sponsored filter promoting the beetles being on Spotify. This occurred last night and beetles fans couldn’t be happier. The Beetles were also recently added to listen to for free on Google Play Music. This filter was the first of a few different filters that were Beatles themed. Check them Out by clicking HERE

The Beatles Snapchat Filter Description

The Baetles filter on Snapchat is pretty cool in the way that it allows you to join the band on the filter. In the center of the filter there is a transparent white rectangle with text in the inside corners. The top right of the interior of the rectangle has the Spotify logo. The top right of the interior has the Beetles logo. Along the bottom interior there are three words: “Join the Club”. On the top and bottom of the transparent filter there are photographs of the band members. Of course in black and white. There are two band members on the top of the transparent rectangle as well as the bottom of the rectangle.

How to Get the Beetles Join The Club Filter

To get the Beatles filter, just take a photo with the Snapchat app, and swipe to the left until you see the filter. I have found that This filter looks great when you combine it with the black and white filter. This is because your face will be in black and white just like the images of the band members in the corners of the filter. That is the whole goal of the filter in the first place. To make you look like you are in the filter with the band.

How to Combine The Black and White Filter With the Beetles Filter 

The process of combining filters on Snapchat is just a little sneaky. To combine filters you will need to first swipe over to either the Beatles filter or the black and white filter. Next you will hold one finger on the bottom left hand side of the screen; this will lock whichever filter you have already applied while you swipe to another filter. Once you swipe to the second filter, either the black and white or the Beatles, you can release your finger and add the snap to your story.

How to Send Money With Snapchat Using Snapcash

How to Send Money With Snapchat Using SnapcashSnapchat has allowed its users to send images and videos to their friends ever since its creation in 2011. In 2014 however, the ability to send cash was added to the app. This feature is called Snapcash and it allows users to enter any dollar amount and send it to their friends through the Snapchat mobile app. In this article I will discuss how to send money using Snapchat and how it actually works.

How to Send Money With Snapchat Using Snapcash

Let’s say your friend is stuck waiting for a bus and he/she gets hungry. They desperately need a snack from a vending machine, but they are broke. So they send you a snap asking for some cash. You are ten min away laying on a couch watching Netflix. You can still help your friend out using Snapcash. In reality we all know, that friend waiting for the bus would be out of luck. Nobody is going to give up their money so their friend can get a snack, but the option is available. Snapchat allows users to easily and quickly send money through the Snapchat app, to another persons account. Here are the steps to send money through Snapchat.

  1. First of all you will need to set up your account with Snapcash. This is done by going to the message page of the person you’d like to send money too and typing in a dollar amount. When you type in a dollar amount the yellow indicator will turn green with a dollar sign and will look like this:
    .How to Send Money on Snapchat Using Snapcash You will tap this new green indicator and it will take you to a page where you will begin the process of setting up your account. Tap the green “I Agree” button at the bottom of the screen to get started.
  2. If your phone number is not associated with your Snapchat account you will be prompted to do so. This is because you will receive a verification code to continue with the process.
  3. Once you have verified your account, you will go through a process of adding your information. You will attach your debit card to the account. This is where the money you send will come from.
  4. Once your account is all set up, it is finally time to send out your hard earned money. To send the money just repeat the steps you used to get to the Snapcash set up page and the dollar amount you typed in will be sent to whoever you sent it to.

Both the sender and the receiver must have their Snapcash accounts set up in order to send and receive money. The money is transferred through the company Square to ensure a secure transaction. The money is deposited directly into the recipients bank account. If the recipient does not have their debit card information entered into the app they will be prompted to do so when they receive money. If they do not enter their card information within 24 hours the money will be placed back into the sender’s bank account. If there card is set up they will simply receive a notification saying that the dollar amount was received.

If you want to help you buddies out on Snapchat, by sending them money, You have the option to do so. I doubt it will happen often, but I could see this coming in handy if there is a small emergency that can be solved with a few dollars.


Snapchat Filters – What is The Joy Filter on Snapchat?

Snapchat Filters- What is The Joy Filter on Snapchat Some of you may have noticed another filter available this Christmas. The filter is very simple just a few words and some snow falling in front of the image. Some may wonder what this filter is for; what is the occasion?  Below you will find information about the aesthetic features of the filter as well as some basic information about what the filter is promoting.

What is The Joy Filter on Snapchat?

The Joy filter on Snapchat is for promotional purposes. It is a promotion for a movie that was released Christmas day 2015. The filter consists of a snowy background with blue text that reads “JOY is…” at the top of the filter and blue and white text “JOY in theaters today” in the bottom left corner of the filter. Above the text in the bottom left hand corner of the filter there is a silhouette of a Christmas tree topped with a white star and covered in blue and white ornaments. It blends in pretty well with the snowy background and doesn’t pop very much.

How To Apply this Filter

The Joy Snapchat filter is applied fastest by swiping to the left once after you have taken a picture. When you are looking at the preview of the filter you will see the words sponsored temporarily located above the share button. This is just to show you that this filter is an advertisement for something and you will find that it disappears after a few seconds. The word “sponsored will not appear in your snap once it is posted or sent. I have found that combining this filter with the black and white filter is pretty appealing. The black and white goes well with the primarily white filter.

About The Movie Joy

Like Stated earlier this filter’s purpose was to promote the movie Joy. This movie features Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper. The basic plot of the movie is a family of four generations and the woman who rises to become the founder of a family business dynasty. The movie looks quite interesting. The genre is a biography drama. For more information about the movie CLICK HERE