Three mind-blowing Snapchat tricks we’ve been missing for years have been revealed

SNAPCHAT is full of hidden features and new ones are added all the time.

The popular messaging app is known for its quirky little tricks, so you might have missed these gems.

Snapchat has many secret tricks to discover


Snapchat has many secret tricks to discoverPhoto credit: Getty

Change your Snapchat username

As recently as February 2022, Snapchat has allowed users to choose a different username.

Platform owner Snap made the big shift to help those who have “grown and changed.”

However, there are some rules for this.

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Snapchatters can only switch to a new handle once a year.

And anyone thinking of using usernames previously used by someone with a large following, think again as you can only create entirely new ones.

Old usernames that you used yourself a long time ago are also taboo.

To do this, you need to tap on the Bitmoji icon in the top right corner of the camera.

Tap the gear icon to access Settings.

Choose usernamefollowed by change username.

A popup will appear, reminding users that they can only change their username once a year.

Enter the desired new username and click Next.

Finally, log back into Snapchat for it to take effect.


Snapchat is big on filters.

But don’t forget that you can unlock even more depending on where you are.

It could be especially interesting if you are vacationing in a new place.

So next time you’re out, open it up and see if there are any special ones.

save a life

Believe it or not, Snapchat could actually help you save a life.

The app now shows you the steps of CPR through the power of AR.

A special Snapchat lens creates a life-size digital injured/sick person and places them in space around the user.

It then guides Snapchatter through key CPR steps, such as checking responsiveness and delivering rescue breaths.

It’s all part of an initiative with the Red Cross to educate people about the basic steps and importance of CPR—although it shouldn’t be viewed as a substitute for in-person CPR training.

It’s available now in the Snapchat carousel to mark World Restart a Heart Day.

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