Snapchat is a popular image messaging social platform designed specifically for mobile devices (both Android and iOS). You can share your experiences (pictures) with your friends or record a video of what you’re doing. It allows you to add funny effects to your videos and even perform a face swap. In a nutshell, it is a massively popular social media platform.
But what if you didn’t want to take a picture but instead wanted to upload one from your camera roll? Is that possible? Without a doubt, it is yes! You can upload videos to Snapchat, but you can also upload photos from your camera roll.
One of the factors that contribute to Snapchat’s popularity is its uniqueness. You can almost always be certain that the photos and videos people post were taken directly from their camera phones. While Snapchat has a plethora of face effects and editing tools (filters and lenses), the photos and videos you see are unique and have never been seen before. Well, nearly.
Several hacks have recently emerged that allow you to upload images and videos from your gallery/camera roll to Snapchat. Despite the fact that this has consequences, there are a number of people who are doing it.
Before we get into these methods, we must state that using third-party apps, plug-ins, and tweaks to access Snapchat is not permitted. This is stated clearly on their website. As a result, Snapchat may lock your account for 24 hours until the third-party app you’re using is uninstalled from your phone.
Fortunately, there is a legal way to do this that does not involve any black borders, filters, or watermarks. The steps mentioned below will teach you how to send snaps from your camera roll as normal snaps.
How to Send Photos from Camera Roll as a Snap on Snapchat
First things first, check whether Snapchat has access to your storage, i.e. the camera roll. When you sign up with Snapchat, you get a few options allowing permission to access your camera roll and other services. Make sure you allow the app access to your gallery so that it’s easier to upload photos from your camera roll to Snapchat. There are times when access is simply denied.
- Head over to your “settings” and locate the “app management”.
- Click on Snapchat App.
- Then, select the Manage Notifications.
- Enable the “storage option”.
Once you have allowed Snapchat access to your camera roll, you can head to your gallery and select a picture you’d like to upload to your Snapchat. Right below the camera option, you will see the photo icon. You could also find a picture saved in your gallery. Once you have found the picture, hit the “upload” button. There you go! Your photo will be automatically uploaded to Snapchat. If you want to edit the photos, you can click on the edit button to make modifications to your Snapchat photo.
In addition to that, you can simply upload your photo from the camera roll to a chatbox. This feature allows you to share your photo with your friends with a single click. If you want the photo to look like a picture captured from Snapchat, make sure you edit it with Snapchat’s filter and editing options. Do not forget to save the image to your camera roll. There you go! You can follow the above steps for uploading the edited photo as a snap to your Snapchat. Let’s review the steps once again so that you don’t face any difficulty in uploading the snaps.
- Install the LMK app on your phone.
- LMK app used to post photos and videos from gallery to Snapchat.
- Connect the app to your Snapchat account by logging.
- Select the “+” button and “post”.
- At the lower-left corner of the screen, you will see a “camera” option.
- It will open your camera roll.
- Now, select the photo or video you would like to upload as Snap.
- Select “post to Snapchat”.
- Delete the sticker that came from LMK.
It’s done! Make sure that you are allowed to upload only one photo/video at a time using this feature. The option enables users to upload any photo from their camera roll, but only one at a time.
As previously stated, the proper way to send photos from your Gallery to your Snapchat friends is via Chat. Snapchat allows for this. And it has provided us with the means to do so. Aside from that, all other methods are borderline illegal. Because Snapchat takes the use of third-party apps to access your account very seriously, using Casper for Android and Phantom for jailbroken iOS devices may result in your account being locked.
If Snapchat locks you out of your account, you will most likely be locked out for at least 12 hours. You’ll also need to uninstall any third-party apps you’re using. So, even if you are successful in using these apps to upload Snapchats from your Gallery, you cannot abuse the system in any way.
That being said, an alternative to uploading pictures and videos from your gallery to Snapchat Stories — and keep in mind, this is a common practice that is not illegal — is to take a picture of your picture or a video of your video with your Snapchat camera.
That is, you open the image or video on another device and use Snapchat to take a picture or video of the device’s screen. The quality of the snap will suffer as a result, but it’s your best bet if you want to stay under the radar.
Snapchat allows you to upload photos from your gallery to Snapchat CHAT. It does not, however, allow you to do so for Stories and Snaps. Because Stories happen in real-time. And neither is a photo or video from your gallery.