Snapchat Filters: A Guide to Adding Filters to Videos from the Camera Roll

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Written by: Alex Popa


Snapchat Filters: A Guide to Adding Filters to Videos from the Camera Roll

Despite all the controversies out there, I’m here to tell you that yes, you can put Snapchat filters on videos from the camera roll.

Here’s how I did it:

  1. Open Snapchat
  2. Tap on the “Rectangles” icon
  3. Select a picture
  4. Tap on the “Pen” icon
  5. Tap on the “Filters” icon
  6. Add a filter
  7. Send the picture to a friend

Seven simple steps for taking your Snapchat game to the next level. What’s not to like? Check my detailed guide below for additional help following these steps!

Summary: In this article, I provide a guide on how to add Snapchat filters to videos from the camera roll. 

The process involves opening Snapchat, tapping on the “Rectangles” icon, selecting a picture, tapping on the “Pen” icon, tapping on the “Filters” icon, adding a filter, and sending the picture to a friend. 

1. Tap on the “Rectangles” icon

Accessing the camera roll from Snapchat.
Tap on the “Rectangles” icon

With Snapchat opened, you should be automatically sent to the camera feature. That’s fine – look for the “Gallery” icon (check the picture above to see how it looks) and select it.

2. Select a photo

Selecting a photo from a phone's camera roll.
Select a photo

Selecting the “Gallery” icon will take you to the camera roll, where you’ll see all your recent photos. Select the one you want to edit and proceed!

3. Tap on the “Pen” icon

Tapping the pen icon to edit a video from the camera roll on Snapchat.
Tap on the “Pen” icon

After selecting the phot, DON’T send it to anyone just yet (the yellow button looks enticing, I know). Instead, tap the Pen icon in the bottom-left corner.

4. Tap on the “Filters” icon

Adding filters on Snapchat to a video.
Tap on the “Filters” icon

After tapping on the “Pen” icon, several options will appear on the right side of the app. Among them is the magnifying glass (with a star on top) icon – go select it.

5. Select a filter

Selecting a filter on Snapchat to add to a video.
Select a filter

Welcome to the filter emporium – Snapchat’s finest effects, frames, filters, and so on. Select a category from the top and then select a filter. You’ll see it take effect almost immediately.

6. Post the photo

Posting a photo on Snapchat.
Post the photo

If you’re satisfied with the filter and want to send the photo to someone or post it as a story, then continue with the process.

And now you’re done – filter applied, and you learned a new method to edit pre-made Snapchat photos. Let me know in the comments below what you thought about this guide!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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