Monday, 5 December 2016

How to use Snapchat Lenses Android on Unsupported Devices

Snapchat lenses android have got some recent updates. Though the updates are good ones, a lot of android devices are not supporting Snapchat lenses android now. 

Due to this, there are many android users who are frustrated right now. If you are one of them, you have come to the right place. 

Here, we are discussing how you can make Snapchat lenses work on your device even if it says that it cannot support them. Follow the steps as given here and start sharing your Snaps today!

1.      Get the Xposed Framework

snapchat framework

The Xposed framework is nothing but a tweaking tool. You can get it from this link. It will get downloaded like an apk file and then you can install it on your android device. Easy enough!

2.      Install the Framework

Sometimes, your phone might not be able to download the apk file too. In such a case, you can visit the above link through your computer, download the file and then copy it to phone. Once it is copied, you can open it and complete the installation setup.

3.      Go to Framework

Open the Xposed Framework. As you will open the app, you will see the Install/Update option. Just tap on it. As soon as you click on it, you will get a super user request. Here, you would need to grant some privileges to the framework. If you get any prompt to assign the privilege, just click OK.

4.      Reboot the Device

To apply the changes completely, you will need to reboot your device once. So, press the power button and let your device turn off. And then turn it on again. Now, changes would have been successfully applied.

5.      Get Snapchat Lenses Enabler

Since you have a problem with snapchat lenses, android, you will need to use the Snapchat lenses enabler. That would solve your problem. So, just open the application and then go to Downloads. There, you will see a search option. Type Snapchat Lenses Enabler and search for it. When you find it, tap on it and hit download.

6.      Install Snapchat Lenses Enabler

Once you are ready with the downloaded file, just install it. It is very easy to install the Snapchat lenses enabler. You just need to click next and then finally finish.

7.      Activate the Module

Though you have the module now on your phone, you are yet to activate it. Wait until you get the notification to activate the module. And once you get it, just click on it. You will then go to the available modules. There, find Snapchat Lenses Enabler. Yu will need to click the checkbox on the right of this module. This will activate the module. You are almost done now.

8.      Reboot Again

This is the final step. To make sure that the changes have been applied, you will need to reboot your device again.

As soon as you turn on your phone this time, just go to Snapchat app directly and you will that the Snapchat lenses android are now working. Enjoy sharing your Snaps with your friends and family.

How to Update Snapchat on Android and IPhone

If your friends are using the updated version of Snapchat and you did not get it yet, you might be missing some of the very cool features of the updated app. There are some recent updates released by Snapchat and the most popular feature is Snapchat lenses. 

So, if you want to update you app and use those features, you can follow the steps as given here. No matter you are an android user or an iPhone user, you will get the required help here. So, read on to know how to update snapchat.

Updating the Snapchat app on Android

1.      Update the Android First

Many users make this mistake. If you read the terms and conditions of updated Snapchat app, you will notice that there is a condition on your Android version to use the latest features. If the Android version is 4.4 or even lower than that, you cannot use Snapchat lenses. So, make sure you are aware of the Android version that you are using. And in case you need to update it, go for it.

2.      Go to Play Store

If you do not get the update itself, you will need to go to the Play Store. This is available on the app tray of your android device.

3.      Go to My Apps

If you are already aware of the Play Store, you would know where you would find the already installed apps. For users who are using it for the first time, you need to go to “My Apps” tab. As you scroll down, you will see the Snapchat app.

4.      Click on Update next to Snapchat

If an update for Snapchat is available, you will find the Snapchat in top section itself where updates are listed. Just click on the update button next to it.

After you update the app, you can use the lenses feature on the device.

Updating the Snapchat app on IPhone/IPad

1.      Check the IPhone Version

Just like there is a condition on the Android version, there is a condition on iPhone as well. If you are using iPhone 5 or any higher version only then you can use Snapchat lenses feature. So make sure you check your IPhone version before starting.

2.      Go to App Store

You will need to go to the Apple App store to update the app. You can find this on the home screen of your device.

3.      Go to Updates

You will see a separate tray of Updates. Go to that tray if you want to update Snapchat app. The app store itself will show you the available updates.

4.      Find Update for Snapchat

If you app needs an update, you would see it there in the Available Updates section. However, if you don’t find it there, then there might be no update available for you. Just click on Update and your app would be updated. Make sure you are connected to the internet.

If you have any doubts on how the update works, let us know in the comments section below. We would get back to you.

Snapchat Filters not working? Try these Fixes

There are so many cool Snapchat filters which have the power to transform your pictures. But, it really sucks when they do not work on your device. What can be the possible reason for this? Well, there can be many. The real deal is how to resolve them. Here, we are discussing some of the common reasons why Snapchat filters not working on your device and what are the possible fixes to them. Check them out here.

Get the Most Recent Version

Lately, there had been an issue with the Snapchat after one of its updates. Due to this issue, people were not use to access any of the Snapchat filters. Only one filter remained and rest other disappeared. This was really frustrating for people as they paid for some of the filters. Well, Snapchat resolved the issue quickly by releasing a new update which fixed the issue. And the update was in its version So make sure that you are running this version of Snapchat before pulling your hair on why Snapchat filters are not working for you.

Have enough Light

Since Snapchat needs to detect your face to make the filters work, there should be enough light for the app to see your face. If you try out in the dark, you may not get the best results.

Follow the Instructions

Sometimes, certain filters might ask you to perform some particular actions so that they can work. For example, they might ask you to open your mouth or raise your eyebrows and some easy tasks like that. This is only to detect your features perfectly and come up with best filter Snaps. So don’t shy away and follow the instructions.

Slow Phone Problem

If your phone is an old one, it might have memory problem. And when you hold over your picture, you might not be able to see eh filters popping up for a long period of time. In such a case, a useful tip would be to reboot your phone. This would clear up the memory and you would be able to get the filters when you start it again.

Check the Internet

Sometimes, we forget to check our internet settings and pull out our hair. Snapchat needs a good internet speed to work with filters and lenses. So, make sure that you have a good internet speed. In case you don’t have, it would be a good idea to switch to the travel mode and then try the filters. If you are very fond of Snapchat, we would recommend getting unlimited data plans because Snapchat generally eats up a lot of data.

Keep yourself Updated

Sometimes, Snapchat releases promotional filters. For example, when Deadpool was released, they released a deadpool filter. But after the movie hype was over, they took it down. So, you cannot always have that filter. In case you are wondering why that filter is not working for you, this is your answer. To avoid such situations, it might be a good idea to keep yourself updated with the latest news.

For any other issues, please write to us in the comments section below. We will get back to you in minimum possible time.

Get Snapchat on Windows PC using Bluestacks Snapchat

snapchat front screen
snapchat front screen

Snapchat is quite popular these days but the bad thing about it is that it is not available for Windows PC. We know how easy it is for you to use an app on your desktop. So, is there any way to get the app on your PC? Well, quite fortunately, there is! You can use Bluestacks Snapchat and get the Snapchat app on your PC and then you can send Snaps to your friends even when you are busy on your system. Also, when your phone is busy somewhere or if it breaks down for a few days, you would not be left behind and still join your friends in sending Snaps across.

Bluestacks Snapchat is nothing but an emulator that makes it possible for Windows PC to behave like android and support the android apps. To use snapchat on your Windows PC, you would need to follow below steps:

1.      First of all, you will need to get Bluestacks on your Windows PC.

2.      Then, after the installing of the Bluestacks server is done, you will need to install Snapchat on your Windows PC Bluestacks.

3.      Once it is done, you can enjoy using Snapchat on your PC.

Keep in mind that you will need a good quality camera on your PC to make the snapchat work. Otherwise it would be of no use in the long run.

How to Install Bluestacks on Windows PC
snapchat front screen

1.      Go to the official website of Bluestacks.

2.      You will see the direct download link of Bluestacks there. Just click on it and put it on download. It is a 298 MB file, so it might take some time to download depending upon your internet connection.

3.      You might need to run an installer first and then it will download the Bluestacks emulator.

4.      Once it is downloaded, you will need to set it up on your Windows PC.

5.      The PC might ask you to enter your Google credentials, as it would link it up with you Android device. So, don’t hesitate and enter your credentials.

6.      After that, you can directly go to the play store and search for Snapchat. At this point, your Windows PC is just like your android device.

7.      Once you find the app in the Play Store, click on download button and install it.
snapchat front screen

After the install is finished, you are ready to use Snapchat on your windows PC, thanks to the Bluestacks Snapchat. Remember that as soon as you connect to the internet, you can see Snapchat stories from your friends but in order to send your own Snaps to them, you will need to use your PC camera.

It is a good idea to get a PC camera installed first before using the Bluestacks snapchat. Otherwise, you would have to click on “Cancel” button multiple times before you can use Snapchat. However, if you don’t plan to send any pictures to your friends using your PC and your only purpose is to view their Snaps, just click on Cancel multiple times and finally, it would stop sowing the warning.

How to Download Phantom for Snapchat

Snapchat is no doubt an amazing app and its popularity is growing day by day. However, a human mind always asks for more. And we have a good news for you. You can use phantom for snapchat and make your snapchat experience even more interesting. Here we discuss what all you would get by using phantom and the procedure to download phantom for Snapchat.

Features of Phantom for Snapchat

1.       You can download the Snaps and save them to your device if you have phantom for snapchat.

2.       You also have the option to disable the hold gesture. So, it would become easy to keep the Snaps open without holding them.

3.       Also, it is possible to keep the snaps for as much time as you want and then you can read whenever you want.

4.       In case you want to send a message to more than one contact, you have the option to select multiple contacts as well.

5.       Another amazing feature is that you can set your preferences as to where you want to save the incoming Snaps. Either you can ask them to go to your camera roll, or any particular album or even a password protected folder.

6.       Not only this, but you can also send the pictures from your camera roll to your Snapchat contacts.

7.       Also, you can customize your notifications. You can set up a unique notification sound or light for your various contacts and also set up a particular notification in the notification panel.

8.       Crop feature is also available through Phantom for Snapchat which is a great headache otherwise.

In any case, if you don’t like the features of phantom, you can also disable it anytime.

Procedure to Download Phantom for Snapchat

1.       First of all, you would need to download Snapchat on your device. You can get it from the App Store.

2.       After that, you would need to download Extensify. And you can get Extensify from this link. Just go here and click on download. Keep in mind that this step is needed to get phantom on your device.

3.       Once it gets downloaded on your device, run it from your home screen.

4.       You would see a search bar on the home screen of the app itself.

5.       In the search bar, type Phantom.

6.       As you type, Phantom would appear in the search results. You will see an option called “Get” right beside the option. Click on it.

7.       This would establish a build session and once the build is done, you would get phantom on your device.

As you come out of the session, you would see Phantom on your device. So, you can just use it normally as you were using Snapchat. It has some of the most amazing features. You also have the option to customize the background of the app. You can either put up solid colors, a photo or even a caption. If you have any queries on the installation, write to us in the comments section below.

Snapchat Lenses not working? Try these Fixes

We hear so many people are complaining these days that they cannot use Snapchat lenses. It is really frustrating when you are all set to click an awesome picture but then your app doesn’t work fine. And that is why, we have come up with a list of problems why your snapchat lenses are not working. Along with that, we give possible fixes as well. Check them out.

Check for Down Status

Sometimes, Snapchat is down and you don’t know about it. Though most of the users would not be able to login to the app in case it is don, sometimes, you might log in but unable to use some of its features. So, go to the official twitter account of Snapchat support and check if they are providing any information on status of the app. In case it is down, they would post it there for sure.

Update your App

Most of the users face problems with outdated versions of the app. The team is updating it regularly only to remove the bugs in older versions. So, if you see any glitch, make sure that you are on the latest version. And when it comes to Snapchat lenses, you need to be very sure that you are on the latest version.

Clear the Face

The app needs to detect your facial features so that the lenses can work. If you are in a very dark area that your face features get hidden by shadows, or if you are wearing a hat or scarf, the app might not be able to detect your face. So first of all, make sure that app can see your face directly and is able to detect the features.

Keep the Camera Straight

The lenses do not work with the weird angles. To do it right, hold your phone vertically straight and look into the camera directly. This would solve most of your problems.

Try Re-installing the App

If nothing else works in your case, the ultimate fix would be to re-install the app. Just remove the app from your android or iOS device by uninstalling it. Then go to the app store and download it again. Hopefully, when you re-install it, the Snapchat lenses would work fine. When you are uninstalling though, make sure that you remove all data as well.

Check your Internet

Your internet might be one reason why Snapchat lenses are not working. However, you might not have a very fast connection. In such a case, what you can do it to trick the app itself. Just turn on the travel mode and it would work fine with low speeds. Also, it will consume less data. Click on the Snapchat logo on the home screen and then go to settings. You will see an option of Additional Settings. Click on that and then you will see Travel Mode. Just turn it on.

We hope that after applying all these fixes, your Snapchat lenses would start working. If you face any other problem, you can comment below. We would get back to your with a possible fix.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

How to Improve or Create Snapchat Stories

Everyone is using Snapchat these days and sharing their Snapchat stories. But if you want to stand out from the rest, you need to level up your game. 

So, we are providing some tips here with the help of which, you can improve your Snapchat Stories. Just follow then and we are sure your friends would be quite impressed.

1.       Use all the Angles

snapchat stories

Often we see Snapchat stories which look alike. The main reason is that people take them only from a single angle. So if you club same angle snaps and make up a Snapchat story, it would not interest people. A good idea is to use the Angles. Start from front and then move sideways or do the other way round. You can also shoot something in the midst of your story with your back camera.

2.       Use the Filters

The Snapchat filters are there for a reason. Don’t ignore them. And never make the mistake of thinking that if you use your plain face, you can create an interesting story or fantastic 123movies Make use of all the tools that you can. Not just filters, but also use the emojis and 3D stickers. The latest one is Bitmoji stickers. So you can also use them to make your stories attractive. People actually like to see how creative you can become with the tools that are available for everyone.

3.       Try Shorter Snaps

short snaps in snapchat

Some people have this really annoying habit. If Snapchat has given 10 seconds to a snap, it does not mean that each snap in your story has to go that long. It will bore the hell out of people and after the initial few snaps they might just skip. If you don’t want that newest movies app, choose shorter time frames for some of your snaps. This would keep the interest of the people alive.

4.       Make it Seem like an actual Story

They are called Snapchat stories because they were actually meant to be. After all stories interest people. Everybody will want to know what happens in the story next. So, make your Snapchat story seem like an actual Story. Come up as if you want to tell a secret to your people or like you have an important announcement to make. You don’t have to do much to do this. Just make your opening snap appear with a cool and intriguing quote. And the audience will follow.

5.       Make Use of the Text

use text in snapchat

Apart from those filters, lenses and stickers, you have an amazing tool which you completely ignore. The text. And the good thing is that you can write the Text in any shape. If you want to show yourself as thinking something, use a bubble shape. And if you want to convey an emotion, you can use any random shape. This would give a nice touch to your Snaps. Also, audience would read it through and get involved.

6.       End with a Teaser

snapchat teaser

As per the scientific studies, if something teases people, they get more interested in it. So, make sure that your last snap is the perfect teaser. After all, they went through your entire story. You can do that much for them. Additionally, it would make a good impact on the minds of people. And they would feel like your future stories would also be this interesting. So, make use of this chance.