Snapchat probably originated the use of filters for social media posts. The platform first introduced Geofilters to the public in August 2014 which resulted in almost 40% of Americans with the app using the platform on a daily. Filters are fun and they make stories more quirky. Hence, this ultimately begs the question: what are some of the best Snapchat filters today?
If you are looking to make your Snapchat stories cool and fun, we just have the right thing for you! We have compiled 3o of the latest and best Snapchat filters for you to try!
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30 Best Filters and Lenses on Snapchat
A. Selfie Filters
Transform your ordinary selfies into something more! Here are our top selfie filter picks on Snapchat.
1. Anime Style
With Avatars more popular these days, this one is probably among the most popular Snapchat filters today. It will transform your ordinary selfie into an anime-style image as if cut out straight from a Japanese cartoon flick. Moreover, you can choose a stock photo from your camera roll to transform instead of taking a real-time selfie.
2. Old Age Lens
Here’s one of the popular Snapchat filters snappers use these days. The Old Age lens allows snappers to somehow get an idea of who they will look like when they get older. It’s a hilarious filter that turns your hair gray and puts wrinkles where necessary. The filter works on both front and rear cameras. You can use this lens to take a photo or a video that you can post on your Snapchat stories or other social media platform.
3. Flawless Lens
The Flawless lens filter transforms your selfie into a share-worthy snap that will surely be admired by your friends. It applies other filters to the photo such as a sepia tone and dust particles to make the image vintage-like. On top of that, it removes blemishes and unwanted elements on the original photo, making it more flawless. You do not want to sleep on this one!
4. Bald Lens Filter
The beauty of Snapchat filters is they allow users to actually have an idea of how they would look in specific hair color or age or look. In this case, people considering going bald would now have a first look at how they would fair sporting this look. Of course, more than that, some users use the lens to raise awareness on many issues regarding hair loss, which is kind of cool. Nonetheless, this lens/filter should definitely give you and your friends some fun!
5. Floral Crown Lens
If you have been around and have been using Snapchat since 2015, you should know this lens/filter quite well. This filter is one of the most widely used filters on Snapchat back then with the majority of selfies bearing the floral crown one would recognize as a Snapchat signature. It is still available for you to try even up to this day when more filters have sprung on the platform.
B. Filters for Guys
Ladies, confuse your friends as you transform yourself into a male alter-ego with these filters. Guys, allow these filters to elevate your features and make your Snapchat stories more fun!
6. Cool Style
This filter puts a cool sideways hair and bangs matched with shades of ash brown and ash grey to make you look early 2000s punk. On top of these, you also get shades, a bling-bling around your neck, and facial hair to complete the look. If it seems tacky, you can tap the screen to get an option of removing the shades. Pretty cool lens to elevate the “dude” in you!
7. Stylish Beard
Not sure when it happened but everyone seems to be joining the new bandwagon to make a guy look more appealing. Growing facial hair is not easy, at least not when you’re using the right filter. Bring out the inner hipster in you with this filter from Snapchat complete with ear pierce, shades, and nose piercing. This will surely get your friends gagging over your perceived new look!
8. Rich in a Year Lens
Here’s a rather subtle lens you can use to get facial hair and make yourself look more like a man. This lens also adds a vignette around the edges of the photo, putting the focus more on the subject which is you! For girls, this would definitely confuse your friends with a hoody on and your hair tied up.
9. Dog Filter
This lens is also an all-time favorite among Snapchat users. This is also considered one of the best Snapchat filters for guys because it’s cute and it’s subtle. While other guys want to appear domineering and aggressive with their facial hairs and piercings, others want a more cute and approachable filter. This one definitely delivers!
10. Mustache Lens
Explore the various ways a guy can fashion a mustache with this Snapchat lens. Get yourself a suave look at your stories by choosing a mustache that will suit your liking and make your friends smile today! You do not need a comb to keep it clean; simply point the camera to you and snap away!
C. Drag Queen Filters
RuPaul’s Drag Race is a pop culture thing. No wonder Snapchat has a set of filters that anyone can try to make their inner drag queens come to life and make Mama Ru proud!
11. Diva Lens
Get those lavish eyeshadows in different shades and layers, thick red lipstick, a big curly wig, and dangling earrings on! This filter is fun and will definitely be a source of gag between you and your friends. Make sure to get it and get yourself the necessary ingredients that make a true drag queen stand out: uniqueness, charisma, nerve, or talent!
12. Butterfly Look Lens
This lens is a rather subtle one with only a big purple wig, perfect cat-eye makeup, and butterflies floating everywhere. Nonetheless, it’s a good lens/filter that you definitely should give a try if only to have fun in exploring how you would fair as a drag queen. Subtlety is still beauty, anyway.
13. Pink Hairstyle Filter
We personally gave this lens a try and we want to say it was quirky. Simple? Yes — but still delivers the drag. The big pink wig with braids on top of a straight flowing stream of hair is really fun. It’s reminiscent of a Chinese anime character ensemble complete with eye makeup and that choker is to die for!
D. Playful and Fun Filters
Here is a list of playful and quirky filters and lenses you can use for the perfect gag when using Snapchat!
This lens transforms your average selfie into an almost washed-out cartoon finish. It’s quite fun especially if you want something new for a profile photo or you simply want to post something quirky on your social media stories. It’s sort of similar to the Anime Style lens; however, this one makes your features a little clearer.
Shock your friends with your shocked face! This filter is hilariously crazy as it transforms your facial expression into a gag-worthy shocked face. Send it to your friends and see how they react. Who knows? You might just be the next meme thrown around to react to posts on social media?
If you have been on TikTok, you might have noticed some pranks circulating where users are asking their friends whether or not they are OK. They would say they are OK but their faces are desolate and crying. This is because of the Crying filter on Snapchat! So, go ahead, join the bandwagon, and have a good laugh!
The internet is a fun place most of the time. For some reason, we suspect that more than trying to get noticed, people do funny things for the sheer fun of them. It is certainly what you will get out of this Snapchat lens. Get your friends to try this one as well! If it’s any consolation, the end result could certainly be used as a wallpaper, header, or even a profile picture.
18. Cloud Freckles
Okay! It’s time to be cute and cheeky with a lens that will surely send you to cloud nine! Cloud Freckles has two elements; first, it gives off that vintage VHS overall touch to your video or photo. And with retro making a huge comeback, you will surely never go wrong with that. Finally, the clouds for freckles!
19. Short to Long Hair Filter
This is one of the best Snapchat filters on the list; one that has taken the Snapchat universe by storm as well. A lot of people made pranks using this lens because it transforms your look and allows you to change your hair from short to long styles depending on your liking.
20. Smile Snapchat Filter
Not in the mood for a quick selfie? Here’s the solution for you! This filter, much like its counterpart Crying Lens, will stretch your face into a grin or full-on smile to hide the grump. You will never have to pretend to smile again! Just let this filter do its job for you and you should be good.
E. Quiz Lenses
Let the world know who you are by answering quizzes on Snapchat! Here are some of the best Snapchat quiz filters to try!
21. Quiz Would You
This lens would generate random questions for you to answer. Simply hit the record button and then tap anywhere on the screen to select a question. There is no specific niche for this quiz lens; this is a random questionnaire lens that covers general topics. Hence, a good entry into letting the world know who you are in general.
22. Disney Quiz
This lens will test your childhood! It is impossible for anyone not to have grown with Disney and its beloved motion picture animated characters! So, put yourself to the test and see whether you can name these characters. Hit the record button and then raise your eyebrows to select a character to name. Let us see how far you’ll go!
23. Avengers Trivia Lens
The Avengers franchise is probably one of the best things that happened to the cinema in the last decade! A lot of movie fans love Marvel — or do they? Let’s see how well you know the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the facts about the characters that we all came to love! Try the Avengers Trivia Lens today!
24. Couples Quiz
Show off your special someone and tell the world how well you know them — or not! This lens will surely make for a good time with your special someone and be cute on social media by answering random questions the world expects the both of you should know about one another.
25. Trivia Lens
Test your general knowledge with this lens. This is like a pop quiz meets Who Wants To Be A Millionaire lens on Snapchat that will surely make for a good pass time whether you are alone or with your friends! We want to say the sky’s the limit but, seriously, your knowledge would set the limit with this one!
F. Vlog Filters
We thought it will be cool to give this one its own section. We mentioned earlier that retro/vintage is making a comeback and there are popular Snapchat filters to help you achieve the look.
26. Retro Cam
This lens puts a frame on the photo/video to complete the disposal camera effect along with the grain and glitch effects. In addition, the end photo result will have the 80s and 90s vibes gradient which is perfect for your baggy pants, loose shirt, and tote bag outfit look.
27. VHS Lens
Here’s a lens that we think is perfect for any vloggers who wish to add character to their content. This lens finishes your videos with the glitches, time stamps, and date stamps on the edges to give that retro vibe. What we like about this lens is it’s not busy, especially with the glitches and the color gradient effects it adds to the video.
28. HUJI Cam Lens
If you go to Snapchat, there are a number of lenses and filters with Huji Cam effects. You can go ahead and explore the list. But for the sake of giving you a sample, here’s a lens that delivers that disposal camera quality complete with sun flare, dust, and the high-contrast effects that bounce the reds and yellows on a video or photo.
29. Old Camera Lens
Go further back in the day when colored cameras are yet to become a thing. Black and white photographs and videos paved the way for modern digital photography. This lens will surely give your social media stories the Charlie Chaplin silent movie feels.
30. Polaroid Lens
Remember when Taylor Swift released her first documented pop album 1989 in 2014? People quickly joined the bandwagon and made polaroid photos. This Snapchat filter helps you achieve that 90s retro vibe as if taken straight out by a Polaroid camera! Recreate Taylor Swift’s washed-out photographs and share them with the world!
The Best Snapchat Filter Is You!
There you have it, folks! Snapchat surely knows how to make a party with its various features and filters! We want to end this article by saying the best Snapchat filter is yourself! Not the AI-generated lenses and effects. You are the subject that enhances these lenses and filters and not the other way around. So, snap away and share your stories for us to see!