Just as spoken words only hang in the air long enough for ears to hear them, these images last just long enough to be seen (or more accurately, for 24 hours) and then they disappear.Navigating the app also works a little differently here.(Custom-made geo-filters for festivities like weddings are all the rage these days.) Alternatively, before you take a photo, press and hold on a person’s face and Snapchat’s lens options will pop up.This hugely entertaining feature maps out the face (or faces) on screen, and can apply animations and other graphics to the mug.Mastering the Camera Snapchat’s camera works a little differently than the default Android or i OS camera app, so it’s worth walking through.For instance, if you tap on the shutter button it will take a photo, but if you hold down on it, Snapchat will record video. ) And finally, to the adults reading this to discover what they’ve been missing: Apologies, but Snapchat will show you things—like what you’d look like as a glasses-wearing chihuahua—that you’ll never unsee.
publication.) Sure, there are also buttons you can press to reach these screens (the bottom-left square for your chats, the top-center ghost for your account, and the bottom-right hamburger menu for your stories), but kids these days swipe their Snapchat like it’s Tinder—another app you’re probably too old to be using.At the top right of the camera screen, there’s a button for toggling between the rear and front-facing camera, and at the top left there’s a control for the flash.Snapchat’s camera filters are the app’s secret weapon.And the icon at the very right is a pen, which can be used for doodling all over your masterpiece.At the bottom left, if you shot a video, there’s a mute button, so you can mask out the noise from your movie.