10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do On Snapchat

By Alice Duthie
on 23 January 2023

Here are some pretty cool features that you might not know existed on Snapchat.

If you’ve been using Snapchat since your early teens, you might think you know everything there is to know about the social media platform. What you might not know is that Snapchat is constantly evolving, with new features frequently launching. So, it’s fair to say that you’ve probably missed the launch of quite a few nifty tools over the years.

But don’t worry, because here we’ve come up with a list of 10 of the coolest things you can do on Snapchat! Heard a song while you’re out and about that you just need to know the name of? Intrigued to see how that new ‘it’ bag you’ve seen absolutely everywhere would look on? Want to know your astrological profile?

1. Learn about a bottle of wine

Find out more info about that new bottle of wine your colleagues gifted you for your birthday. Just press and hold your Snap cam over any wine label and we’re sure you’ll have your wine newbie friends thinking you’re a connoisseur in no time!

Credits – Engadget

2. Solve maths problems

It’s as easy as 1-2-3, just press and hold your camera on a written maths problem and voila! Problem solved. 

Via reddit

3. Discover popular places to visit

The heatmap is a pretty handy tool for exploring the best restaurants, clubs, bars and events in any geographical location! The heatmap highlights popular spots that have been visited by your Snapchat friends and other Snapchatters in the community.


4. Book venues, check opening times and find out popular show times

Once you’ve found out about that buzzing new social spot through Snap Maps, you can simply click on the heart to add to your favourite places. Venue profiles allow you to call up to make a reservation, find out the best routes to get here, making your Friday night easy.

5. Check out your astrological profile

Sure, you know your star sign, but have you ever had your astrological profile laid out for you? 

Snap’s Astrological Profile can be accessed through the profile page and covers the Sun, the moon and the planets to dig just that little bit deeper. Plus, you can send these to friends and post to their Story. It’s all in the stars…


6. Discover new artists and sounds on Snapchat

Have you ever heard a song and have been super annoyed that you can’t find the name of it? Snap’s scan feature allows you to find the name of that song by simply pressing and holding anywhere on your camera screen.

7. Check out your star sign compatibility

Are you curious about why you and your besties just ‘click’? Check out your star sign compatibility by opening their Snapchat profile, scrolling to the bottom and tapping on your compatibility charm. 

8. Use Lock Screen widgets

Start chats with one tap by saving conversations right to your lock screen. That way, you can keep conversations with your besties going in super real-time.

Credits – Beebom

9. Voice scan

Did you know that you can find the Lens you’re looking for in record time – by literally just asking! Using Voice Scan, you can simply use your mic and voice commands to search for Lenses that use AR to change your appearance or your surroundings. 

10. Shop your favourite designer brands  

Fashion lovers can use Snapchat’s AR to try on items from their favourite designer brands via Farfetch! Think Prada and Off White pieces. The lens gives you piece-of-mind when investing in your next fashion staple.

Credits – Vogue Business

For more Snapchat news, check out:

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