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How to Upload Photos from Camera Roll to Snapchat



Learn how to upload photos from your camera roll to Snapchat on the iPhone or iPad. We’ll also show you how to upload video from your camera roll to Snapchat.

This makes it easy to share photos and videos you took earlier, or that you took with a different camera to Snapchat.

If you want to send a photo that you already took to someone in chat on Snapchat, you don’t need to buy a third-party app or download one that uses in-app purchases for uploads. This is built-in to Snapchat if you know where to look.

You will need the photo in your iPhone photo library and you will need to grant permissions for Snapchat to use your photos if it doesn’t already have access. This works on iOS 10, iOS 11 and iOS 12.

How to Upload a Photo to Snapchat Chat

How to upload a photo from your camera roll to Snapchat chat.

How to upload a photo from your camera roll to Snapchat chat.

In the first scenario you are in a Snapchat chat with someone and you want to send them a photo right from the chat that you are already in.

  1. Open the Chat
  2. Tap on the small photo icon in the lower left
  3. Tap on Camera Roll
  4. Tap on a Photo
  5. Tap on the Pencil to edit
  6. Tap on the arrow to send.

You may need to grant access to your photos if you haven’t already done so. This process also works with videos.

You can also do this from inside your Photos app.

Open the Photos app and find the photo you want to share. Tap on the photo and then on the Share icon at the bottom of the screen. Scroll to the right on the row of icons and tap on More. Toggle Snapchat On and if you want to, move it higher on the list. You only need to do this once.

Going forward you can just tap on the Snapchat icon and it will open up to Snapchat. From here you can add text, stickers or doodles to your photo. Now tap on the arrow in the bottom right and choose who to send it to.

How to Upload Photos or Videos to Snapchat on iPhone

It’s very easy to share a photo or video that you already took to your Snapchat Story. You no longer need to start this in the Photos app, as Snapchat built the feature in.

How to upload a photo or video to your Snapchat Story.

How to upload a photo or video to your Snapchat Story.

  1. Open the Snapchat app to the main screen.
  2. Tap on the small photos icon below the record button.
  3. Tap on Camera Roll at the top.
  4. Tap on your Photo or Video
  5. Tap the small button in the upper right corner.
  6. Tap on Send Photo.
  7. Tap on My Story and any other places you want to send it.
  8. Tap on the Arrow to Upload the photo.

This is the fastest way to upload a photo to a Snapchat Story, and you can do it without spending money on apps that make you buy in-app purchases to do this.

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I love that I can keep coming back to this game when I have a few minutes to kill and after a few turns I can increase my stats and go a little further the next time. There's a little strategy to it, but for the most part it's a great little distracting game. 

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