Sending snaps on Snapchat with friends is super fun and contagious. Sending snaps is more convenient and user-friendly as sent snaps disappear immediately after being viewed by recipients. Also, you can delete sent snaps before the recipient sees them.
As a social media messaging app, Snapchat has an in-app camera allowing you to take photos and videos and send them to your friends.
But what if you don’t want to take a photo in the app, and instead want to send one from your camera roll? This is without a doubt possible!
Snapchat allows you to upload photos from your gallery to Snapchat chat, but it doesn't let you upload stories and snaps. However, there are workarounds that can help you upload photos as snaps.
If you are curious to learn how to send photos from the camera roll as a snap, in this blog post, we’ll cover how you can do that.
There are two ways you can use to send a picture from your camera roll as a snap: by using a Snapchat filter and by using a third-party app. We are going to take a look at both of them below.
Choose a photo that you want to send as a snap and then take the following steps:
There’s an alternative way to access the filters that enable you to send a photo as a snap:
Bonus: Explore how to search and find colors on Snapchat to customize your snaps.
Another way you can send a picture as a snap is by using the LMK app.
The LMK app allows you to send recent images from your camera roll as snaps and memories.
Important: Using other third-party apps, plug-ins, and tweaks to access Snapchat in order to upload images and videos from your camera roll is strictly forbidden by Snapchat. As a result, Snapchat may lock your account for 24 hours until you uninstall the third-party app.
Luckily, using the LMK app is a legitimate way to upload pictures to Snapchat that doesn’t put you at risk of crossing any legal borders.
Before using the LMK app, make sure you allow Snapchat access to your gallery so you can upload photos from your camera roll if you haven’t done that already.
After you’ve enabled access to your media files and photos, proceed to installing and using the LMK app.
Bonus: Learn how to send multiple snaps at once to your Story and friends.
Yes, sending a picture from your camera roll as a snap counts as a normal snap and you will continue your streak.
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