Find out why the Snapchat filters are not working on your android or iPhone and how to get selfie filters work. All those new cool filters and you don’t have it. First, we have to know how the filters on Snapchat work and how to use it.
Snapchat filters or lenses is a feature on Snapchat that detects faces in your picture or video selfie and put special effects and sounds on it. Previously you had to pay to be able to use those filters lens, you can buy it in the lens stores. But then they find another way to monitize the app so this awesome feature is free to use now.
Well, actually the Snapchat filters is not really free to use, because some people still cannot use it, let’s find out why.
On Monday, October 10th, Snapchat released the latest update that brings some of the changes that had caused the problem: there is only one filter available.
12:57 AM – Oct, 12th 2016 Snapchat announced a new update to fix this issue that caused all filters but one to disappear.
Missing Lenses? Try updating your app to the latest version 9.41.1 – This should do the trick 😜🎭👻
— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) October 11, 2016
So you just need to update your Snpachat app to the latest version 9.41.1 to fix this glitch.
Why your Snapchat filters not working and how to fix it
First, You need to know how to use the filters on Snapchat in case you don’t know how it work. First, update your Snapchat app to get the latest features including new filters. Go to App Store or Google Play Store and check for the update whether it is available.
Launch your Snapchat app and switch to front camera to take a selfie. Make sure you have enough light so the app can detect where your face is. Instead of tap the shutter button just like you always did when taking a selfie, tap and hold on your face. A few later, some filters will show up, select one of it. Some of the filter will ask you to open your mouth, just follow it.
From the instruction above, the first reason why your Snapchat filters not working is because when you tap and hold your face. If your phone is slow, it could take a while to detect your face and show up the filters. If it takes to long when you hold it, try to restart your phone to free the memory, then try it again. Oh, don’t forget to get connected to internet, whether it is WiFi or mobile data.
The second reason is the internet. Yes, you must connect to the internet to make Snapchat filters work. Make sure your phone are connected to Wifi or mobile data. Snapchat uses big amount of data, so you better have an unlimited data plan.
Some brands, companies, or movies are using Snapchat as media promotion. As Batman vs Superman and Deadpool, they created a Snapchat filter lens to promote the movie. Advertised filters are not last forever, they only available for days or even hours for the campaign. So when the hype is over, do not even ask why you do not have it. You have to keep up with the news.
Last, according to the Snapchat’s support blog, the filter or lenses has a minimum requirement. For Android, lenses or filters are supported on most devices with Android 4.3 and above. For iOS, lenses are supported on iPhone 4S, iPod 5th generation, iPad 2nd generation, and Original iPad Mini devices and above. So if your are using old iPhone like iPhone 3 or iPhone 4, old iPod, or old iPad, i’ am sorry but you have to upgrade your gadget to use the Snapchat filters.