If you’re on Snapchat, there’s a good chance you have a running streak with at least five to six people. Streaks are arguably one of the most creative and calculative additions on a social media platform. They are fun, engaging, build dependency and increase addiction, but have no directly problematic disadvantages. Let’s break down the streak feature and how it affects the platform and its users.
Snapchat is a large social media platform with more than three hundred million monthly active users. One of the most special features on the platform, snap streaks, is exactly what it sounds like. You send one of your friends a snap for three days straight, receive one back each day, and voila, you have a streak!
Now, you must exchange snaps every 24 hours if you wish for the streak to remain alive. Every day, another day is added to your streak. The longest snap streak ever recorded is one thousand days, which is three years, three months, and three days!
So, streaks are fun numbers on your Snapchat account that don’t necessarily do or mean anything, but people still love doing it. If that isn’t stellar app development and marketing, we don’t know what is.
Don’t get us wrong, people are obsessed with the feature, so it is technically a bad addiction, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much, does it?
People aren’t fighting or dying over it; they just need to use an app they installed to do exactly what they installed it for!
This helps Snapchat build dependency because users need to send at least one snap daily to their friends. All it does is make it a tiny bit difficult for the users to take a Snapchat detox, but even that isn’t entirely impossible.
Making a streak takes nothing but time, so there isn’t anything to stress about!
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss if it’s possible to hide the filter you used in a snap from the users you’re sending it to. We’ll also discuss a few related topics, so stick with us until the end to find out.
Is it Possible to Hide What Filter You Used on Snapchat?
There’s a way to hide which filter you’ve used in a snap on Snapchat. Before we move on to that discussion, let’s first see why you might want to hide the filter you used and why Snapchat chooses to view the filters used in the first place.
Everyone can see the filter you’ve used on a snap because it increases honesty and transparency. The real reason is that people can also use that filter on their snaps.
The filter’s name in the snap also helps people understand whether what they’re seeing is real or not. Because otherwise, one can say that they’ve been tricked into believing something was real but was just a filter.
You might want to hide the filter if you want it to remain exclusive or if you don’t want others to know that you’re using a filter. Either way, we’d suggest that it’s best to keep the filter’s name, as it’s important for the creator who probably spent hours working on it.
If there’s something that absolutely forbids you from showing the filter, we understand. And don’t worry; we won’t hang you out to dry. Here’s how to ensure that a picture sent from your side doesn’t include the name of the filter used. However, we’d like to mention beforehand that it isn’t possible on the platform to send a snap without having the filter’s name on it.
When you use the method we’ll talk about, it basically sends a picture from your Snapchat Memories to the user, not a snap. So, if you were going to send them that snap without mentioning the filter to keep your snap streak going on, it won’t work. You still have to send them a snap clicked from the camera.
Save the snap and send it in chat
This is the only verified method to send a picture to someone on Snapchat without including the name or link to the filter used in it.
All you need is to take the snap and save it to your camera roll. Then you can send the snap to whoever you want to by going to their chat and attaching the media from there. Sounds easy, right? Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Launch Snapchat on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen you’ll see is the Snapchat camera. Tap the screen like you would to increase focus, and the filters will appear in a horizontal line at the bottom, next to the camera shutter.
Step 3: Choose the filter you like the most, click a snap, and tap on the Save button at the bottom-left side of the page.
Step 4: Tap on the cross button at the top left corner of the screen, and go to your Chats page.
Step 5: Locate the person you want to send that picture to, and tap open their chats.
Step 6: Your keyboard will automatically appear when you do so. Next to the chat box and attachments icon, you’ll see an icon of pictures. Tap on it.
Step 7: Select the picture you just clicked and send it to them.
There you go! Now, they can see the picture without realizing that you’ve added a filter to it if you are subtle enough. However, we’re sorry that this won’t go in the form of a snap but in chat instead.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.
Whenever you send a snap to someone on Snapchat, they can see and even use the filter you’ve used in that snap. Doing so encourages the filter creator who spent valuable time on it and lets the receivers of the snap have fun with it.
If you still want to send someone a picture on Snapchat after hiding the filter’s name, just follow our step-by-step guide to get it done.
However, we’d like to mention that this will only help you send them the picture in a chat format, not as a snap.
If our blog has helped you in any way, don’t forget to tell us about it in the comments section!