How to use Snapchat Backdrops, Paperclips and Voice Filters

After the launched of Snap Map, Snapchat has again added three new features to its photo and video sharing app.The new features includes editing tool - Backdrops for filters and Lenses, also to create a background filter, independent voice filters of Lenses and Paperclip for adding external links in stories. The update is available for both Android and iOS and is being roll out globally. In this post we will guide you on how to use Snapchat backdrops or adding background filters in Snap, adding links in Snaps or Paperclips and voice filters in lenses.

To make sure that you have the new features and make it work, you must first update your Snapchat app to the latest version. You can do this by going to your respective app store and then download the updates. Now, let's start with the Snapchat backdrops features.

How to use Snapchat Backdrops

With this amazing new tool, you can now edit or restyle your background or surroundings with simple touch.Backdrops lets you add a different background to your snaps. Also, lets you cut out an object from your Snap and put a colorful or some artsy pattern behind it to make it stand out. Below is the steps on how to use Backdrops.

1. Open Snapchat as you normally do.
2. Take or Capture a Snap.
3. On the Preview screen, just tap on the Scissor icon ✂️ button from the Vertical Toolkit.

4. Now, tap on the dotted square icon  .

5. Outline the object or trace around the object you want to have in front of the Backdrop. If you are not satisfied with area you selected, you can do this as many times as you like.

6. A number of choices or options of patterns will popup. Select one of the Backdrop designs and try applying, you can keep on trying different patterns. The object or patterns or background that you uses will erase the original object and while the rest will appear as background.

7. To undo you last edit, just tap on the Back icon ↩️ at the top.
8. When you are satisfied with the backdrop you have selected, just tap on the Scissor icon ✂️ to go back to the editing screen.

Below is a short video clip on Snapchat's Backdrop

How to add Voice Filters to a Snap

Let's come to the Voice Filters, this feature allows Snapchatters to add or remix the sound of voices in Snaps. Before this feature was launched, voice filters feature were only part of the visual augmented reality lenses.

Snapchatters now can just tap the Speaker icon or sound icon at the bottom of the screen to choose from a range of character voices to add some extra fun in Snaps. There are five different voice filters which are available to choose. Below is the steps by steps instruction on how to use a voice filter on Snapchat.

1. Open Snapchat and Capture a Snap.
2. On the Preview screen, tap on the Sound icon or button  🔊.

3. From the vertical list of voice icon , Tap a voice filter to apply to it and sound like all kinds of silly or spooky characters. If you want to the snap without an audio, just tap the mute button 🔇 to mute the Snap

4. Once satisfied with the voice, send the Snap.
5. Done

Here's a video tutorial on how to add voice filters

How to attach a website link using the Snapchat Paperclip tool

Another feature added was the Paperclip tool,which allows Snapchatters to add links to snaps. Previously, adding links was only avaible to ad campaigns and Discover content. With Paperclip, you can now easily attach a website links to a Snap that friends can swipe up to open in Snapchat’s internal browser.However, this doesn't mean that users can share any links like phishing links or spam links. All shared links must be abide by Snapchat's terms of service, community guidelines and privacy policy. To help Snapchatters avoid opening objectionable links, a preview will be shown next to the swipe up arrow, and Snapchat encourages users to report inappropriate content. Below is guide on how to add links in Snaps.

1. Open your Snapchat and take a new Snap.
2. Tap on the Link icon or button 📎 to add links.

3. Now, paste the link you have already copied to your clipboard, if you haven't copied yet,you can search the web for a new link, or choose one of the links you’ve sent in the paste.

4. Tap on the ‘Attach to Snap’ if you want to share the link you just copied.

5. Finally, send the Snap when it is ready to go.

Below is the video tutorial

That conclude our guide on How to use Snapchat Backdrops, Paperclips and Voice Filters. Hope you enjoy these new Snapchat Features. f you are having problems in using them, please do let us known in the comments below.

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2 August 2018 at 06:20 delete

Thank you very much for writing such an interesting article on this topic. This has really made me think and I hope to read more.
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