How to Find a Color on Snapchat

Written by Ivana - Reviewed by Emilija Social Media / Snapchat

6 min read

Snapchat offers users many features to customize and decorate their snaps. They can add text, stickers, memes, GIFs, emojis and music. However, did you know you can go one step ahead with your snaps and pick a color from a picture you upload, then use it to draw on them with any color to make them even more appealing?

Snapchat’s drawing tool lets you pick any color from suggested palettes or pick a color from a picture and use that color to draw on the snap.

If you want to create snaps that stand out, keep reading our guide below, where we will explain how to pick a color from a picture on Snapchat.

How to pick a color from a picture or video on Snapchat

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. On the camera screen, tap on the capture button at the bottom to take a photo or tap on the gallery icon to select a photo from your phone gallery.

Tap on the gallery icon

  1. If you upload a photo or video from your camera roll, tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner and select ‘Edit Snap’ from the menu, or tap on the pencil icon in the bottom-left corner. If you are taking a photo, skip step no. 5.

Tap on the three dots

Edit Snap

Tap on three vertical dots or the pencil icon

  1. You’ll be taken to the edit screen. Here, tap on the ‘pencil icon’ in the right-hand side menu.

Tap on the pencil icon

  1. A color palette will appear. You can choose any color by dragging the slider up or down. You can also tap on the three circles with different colors below the palette to change the hue, saturation and brightness. You can also drag your finger to the left side of the screen on the color palette towards the edges of the screen to find colors like black, white, and gray, which aren’t shown on the slider.

Drag the slider to choose a color

  1. To pick a color from your uploaded picture, tap on the ‘dropper’ icon or the color picker icon below the three circles with different colors.

Tap on the dropper icon and drag the color balloon

  1. Drag the color balloon that appears on the screen to the part of the picture that you want to pick the color from. When done, remove your finger from the screen.
  2. Now drag your finger across the picture to draw over it with the color you’ve picked.

Draw on the picture with your finger

How to change the color of the captions on a snap

You can also change the color of the captions on a snap.

  1. Open Snapchat and take a picture or upload an image from your camera roll.
  2. If you take a picture, tap anywhere on the screen or tap on the ‘T’ icon on the left-hand side menu. If you upload a picture, you can only tap on the ‘T’ icon.

Tap on the 'T' icon and type in your text

  1. The text field will appear — type in your text.
  2. Next, you can change the color of the text by dragging the slider on the color palette at the bottom to the left or right. When you’ve found your desired color, release your finger.

Drag the slider to change the color of the text

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to exit the text edit menu.
  2. You can position the text anywhere on the screen by tapping and dragging it up or down.
  3. When you are finished, tap on the ‘Send To’ button to send your snap to your story, private story or to a friend on chat.

Send your snap

Also, here is a video for the full process.


Now that you know how to pick a color from a picture on Snapchat and add that extra touch to your snaps, you might also like to go a step forward and learn how to edit videos on Snapchat like a pro with Snapchat Story Studio App Features.

Bonus: Learn how to send multiple snaps at once from your camera roll or Snapchat camera.