Think of Snapchat filters as the ultimate in selfie-enhancing technology. To find filters, simply tap on your face (or someone else's) before you shoot and select one of the options that pops up. Once you've captured a photo or video, swipe left or right to see other filter options. While you can't search for specific filters — like Snapchat messages, they come and go — we have a few favorites you should keep an eye out for.
Snapchat has been very into this idea of combining cool, reflective glasses with added background music if you use the filter on a video. Augmented reality perk: convincing your pals you're spending a wild night out instead of what you're actually doing - sending snaps from the couch.
Three cheers for the Snapchat filter that inspired a million people to paint rainbows on their chins for Halloween. This filter also takes Snapchat's AR filters a step further, with a recent update that lets you switch to front cam to be greeted by a barrage of smiling clouds also spitting out rainbows.
People who say this is not their favorite filter are kidding themselves. With cute puppy ears and an interactive tongue feature, it serves every purpose we want in our filters — you look cutesy but also show off your clear appreciation of dogs. You can take a snap with a friend and they'll be similarly pup-ified, and you can cover up that one zit on your nose.
Ah, the filter that's the stuff of dreams — or nightmares: trying on our friends' faces. (Insert your Hannibal Lecter joke here). Though the results are disturbing 99 percent of the time, it's important to appreciate the technology behind this terrifying Snapchat classic.
We'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the most basic of Snapchat filters that also miraculously makes everybody's skin look flawless and adds that crucial eye highlight that we never knew we were missing.
Similar to the Flower Crown aesthetic, but definitely more glam, this filter is best for all those times you want to look like an ethereal Greek god but also improve your bone structure ten-fold. The recent update on this filter introduces a surroundings augmented reality feature, so you can add in a flock of golden butterflies wherever you are by swapping to your front cam.
What we've all been waiting for — fully embracing the "you are what you eat" adage. From waffle to pineapple to that one time everyone was posting videos of their face as an orange slice and we were all unfortunately reminded of Annoying Orange, food filters come in clutch.