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How to Save Snapchat Filters

Using Snapchat filters is easy—all you have to do is to open up the camera and tap on the smiley face icon.

Once you tapped on the smiley face icon, you can choose a filter by scrolling left and right.

Alternatively, you can search for a filter by selecting “Explore”.

On the “Explore” page, you’ll be able to find user-created Snapchat filters.

However, saving these user-created Snapchat filters is a bit more complicated.

At times, you might find a filter that you really like, and you might want to save it.

However, you might be unsure of the best way to save that filter on the app.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to save Snapchat filters/lenses in two ways so you can re-use them for your future snaps.

  1. How to save Snapchat filters
  2. How to add Snapchat lenses to your favorites
  3. Can we save Snapchat filters?

How to Save Snapchat Filters

To save Snapchat filters, find the filter that you want to use, take a photo/video using it, and save it.

After you’ve saved the photo or video, it’ll be added to your filters on the camera.

To find it, go to Snapchat, select the camera icon, select the smiley face icon, and the filter will be there (in the middle).

Alternatively, you can go to the explore page, hold down a filter, and select “favorite”.

Once you’ve selected “favorite”, the filer will be saved to your favorites.

You can access your favorites by navigating to “Favorites” section on the explore page.

Whenever you take a photo or a video with a filter, it’ll automatically be added to your filters.

However, you need to save the photo or video to your camera roll.

Otherwise, the filter will not be added to your list of filters on the camera.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can save Snapchat filters.

Step #1: Find the filter that you want to use

Snapchat filters

Open the Snapchat camera > smiley face icon > explore > search for the filter that you want to use > tap on the filter to use it.

The first step is to find the filter that you want to use on Snapchat.

To begin with, open Snapchat and navigate to the camera on the app.

Once you’re on the camera, tap on the smiley face icon.

After you’ve tapped on the smiley face icon, a list of filters will appear.

On the bottom navigation bar, tap on “Explore” to see user-created filters.

On the explore page, you can search for user-created filters in several ways.

The first way to search for them is to use the search bar.

Alternatively, you can use the trending, holidays, face, world, or the music tab to find filters.

After you found the filter that you want to use, tap on it to use it.

In this example, I’ll be using the “Red Indie Horns” filter.

You’ve successfully searched and found a filter on Snapchat.

In the next step, you’ll learn how to save the filter for future use.

Step #2: Take a photo with the filter and save it

How to save Snapchat filters

Take a photo video using the filter > save it to your camera roll.

After you’ve tapped on the filter that you want to use, the camera will be opened.

In order to save the filter, you need to take a photo or a video using the filter.

Otherwise, it will not appear on your filters.

Simply take a random photo or video using the filter.

In this example, I’ve taken a photo of a cat from Google Images using the “Red Indie Horns” filter.

You can either do the same or take a photo of yourself using the filter.

After you’ve taken the photo, you need to save it to your camera roll.

You can do so by tapping on the save icon on the bottom left of your screen.

Once the photo is saved, you’ll be able to view it in your camera roll.

The filter will also be saved in your Snapchat filters.

You’ve successfully taken a photo and saved it in your camera roll.

In the final step, you’ll learn where the filter is saved to.

Step #3: Go back to your filters

Snapchat filters

Open the Snapchat camera and the filter will show up in the middle of your Snapchat filters.

Finally, go back to the camera on Snapchat.

Then, tap on the smiley face icon to access your filters.

The filter that you’ve used in the previous step will now show up in the middle of your Snapchat filters.

If the filter is not showing up, you probably didn’t save the photo or video that you took while you’re using it.

If that’s the case, you’ll have to take a photo or a video using the filter again and save it to your camera roll.

Now that the filter is saved, you can use it for your future snaps.

However, if you don’t want to use the filter anymore, you can remove it from your filters.

To remove the lens, tap on the info icon, then select “Remove Lens” to remove it.

After you’ve removed it, it’ll no longer show up on your filters.

Congrats, you’ve successfully saved the Snapchat filter!

Now that you know how to save Snapchat filters, you can repeat the steps to save other ones that you want to re-use.

How to add Snapchat lenses to your favorites

Add Snapchat lenses to favorites

Open the Snapchat camera > smiley emoji > explore > search for the filter that you want to favorite > press and hold the filter > tap on the star icon to add the filter to your favorites.

Adding Snapchat lenses to your favorites is one way to save it.

If you like a Snapchat filter, you can favorite it to easily find and use it again.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can add a Snapchat lens to your favorites:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap on the camera icon.
  2. Tap on the smiley emoji.
  3. On the bottom navigation bar, select “Explore”.
  4. Search for the filter that you want to favorite.
  5. Press and hold down the filter.
  6. Tap on the star icon to add the filter to your favorites.

After you’ve added the lens to your favorites, you’ll be able to find it on the explore page.

The lens will be located at the top of the explore page under the “Favorites” header.

Can we save Snapchat filters?

Yes, you can save Snapchat filters.

Snapchat filters will be automatically saved if you took and saved a photo/video using it.

You’ll be able to find it when you tap on the smiley face icon on the camera.

Alternatively, you can favorite a Snapchat lens to save it to your favorites.

Conclusion

Snapchat filters are a fun and interactive way to change how you look on camera.

There are a ton of filters on Snapchat that you can choose from.

From holiday filters to music filters—the options are endless.

If you happen to find a filter that you like, you can easily save it by following the methods in this guide.

That way, you can easily find and use it for your future photos or videos.

Further Reading

What Does “Other Snapchatters” Mean on Snapchat?

How to Start a Streak on Snapchat

Does Snapchat Notify When You Look at Someone’s Location?

Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media and 3+ years of experience in investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.