How to send a picture as a Snapchat

How you can send a picture from your camera roll as a snap by using a filter on the camera screen, and through third-party apps like LMK.

Overview

Snapchat is one of the biggest multimedia messaging apps. Users can share pictures and videos as Snaps and Snapchat Stories for their Snapchat friends to watch and engage with, through comments in the form of text messages. Users can also send each other their Snaps.

Since users can send each other their Snaps, they may want to send a picture that is stored in their gallery and not one taken on the spot. Knowing how to do this can be helpful.

Sending a picture as a Snapchat

Typically, when you want to send someone a picture as a Snap, you have to take the picture at that exact moment. However, in the case that you want to send a picture from your camera roll instead, this can still be done.

There are steps to follow to use a picture from your camera roll instead of an instant Snap, and knowing these steps will help you snap easily.

How to send a picture as a Snapchat

Using the Snapchat app is all about taking and sending Snaps to your friends and sharing Snapchat Stories for your friends to view.

In order to take a Snap to send to someone, you would have to take a picture in the moment using the Snapchat camera, edit your picture and send it.

But sometimes you do not actually want to take a current Snap and want to send a picture from your camera roll instead.

Sending a picture as a Snapchat from your camera roll is possible and can be done in two ways

. One way would be to use a filter on the camera screen, and the other would involve using a third-party app; a popular third-party app is the LMK app.

Sending a picture as a Snap using a filter

This is one way to send a picture from your camera roll as a Snapchat, and to do this you need to open Snapchat, and search “Camera Roll” in the search bar.

When results pop up, you can tap on any of the search results on filters. Choose one of the filters and then tap the camera button.

The camera gallery will appear, and this is where you will select the photo you want to share. When you have chosen the photo, send the camera roll photo as a snap.

Using a third-party app to send a picture

LMK is a popular app used to send pictures from your camera roll as a Snap.

You would need to download the LMK app in the app store, then open it and connect your Snapchat to it by tapping “Sign in with Snapchat,” and following the instructions until you are successfully logged in.

Tap the “+” icon and select the “Post” section to upload a picture from your camera roll. Select the camera icon and the photo you saved.

Tap post to the Snapchat and delete the sticker and the attachment.

How to send a saved picture as a direct Snap on Snapchat

To do this you would need to open the Snapchat app and tap on the camera icon.

Select the photo that you want to send as a normal snap, and swipe up on the screen to open up your Snapchat memories.

Once you have gone through your Snapchat memories, click on “Camera Roll” to access your photo gallery.

You would then have to choose the picture that you want to send as a normal Snap and send it to your Snapchat friends.

Afterwards, you continue snapping as usual.

Final thoughts

People use Snapchat as a messaging and sharing app where they interact with other Snapchat friends.

This is done through sending pictures in the form of Snaps, which typically involves using Snapchat’s built-in camera to take a picture of something and sending it to friends or posting it as a Snapchat Story.

There may be times when you want to send a Snap, but do not necessarily want to take a Snap with the Snapchat camera at that moment. It is possible to use a picture from your camera roll by using filters, or by using third-party apps such as the LMK app.