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How to Change Your Snapchat Wallpaper

One of the features of Snapchat Plus/Snapchat+ is the ability to change your wallpaper.

This will allow you to make your conversations feel more personalized.

When you change your wallpaper, it will be changed for the other person as well.

You can use the default backgrounds or use a photo from your camera roll.

Do note that your friend does not need to have Snapchat Plus for them to see the wallpaper.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to change your Snapchat wallpaper (the background of your chats).

What is a background chat wallpaper on Snapchat?

Snapchat Wallpaper

A background chat wallpaper on Snapchat is the wallpaper of your chat with someone.

The default background chat color is white, but you can change it with Snapchat Plus.

With Snapchat Plus, you can customize the wallpaper of each chat.

You can either choose a default wallpaper or select one from your camera roll.

How to change your Snapchat wallpaper

How to change your Snapchat wallpaper

Here’s how to change your Snapchat wallpaper:

  1. Open one of your chats or group chats.
  2. Tap on the name of the person or the group chat.
  3. Select “Wallpaper” under “Our Chat”.
  4. Choose a wallpaper under “For Us” or “Camera Roll”.
  5. Preview the wallpaper and choose if you want to blur it.
  6. Tap on “Confirm” to change your wallpaper.

After you’ve confirmed the change, a message that you’ve changed the wallpaper will be shown in the chat.

Here’s the message, “You changed the wallpaper”.

The wallpaper will be visible to you and the other person (even if are not subscribed to Snapchat Plus).

If you’re not satisfied with the wallpaper, you can change it at any time.

Does changing my Snapchat wallpaper change it for the other person?

Yes, changing your Snapchat wallpaper will change it for the other person too.

Even if the other person does not have Snapchat Plus, they will still be able to see the wallpaper.

Only one person needs to be subscribed to Snapchat Plus to change it.

However, the person that is not subscribed to Snapchat Plus will not have the ability to change the wallpaper.

Do you need Snapchat Plus to change wallpapers?

Yes, you need Snapchat Plus to change wallpapers.

However, you don’t need it to view them.

For example, if your friend is subscribed to Snapchat Plus and they changed the wallpaper, you’ll be able to see it even if you’re not subscribed.

If you need help regarding the feature, you can go to the Snapchat Help Center.

Further reading

What Do the Eyes Mean on Your Snapchat Story

List of Snapchat Plus Features

Why is Snapchat Plus Not Showing?


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