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Snapchat Update: Insane Selfies Add Special Effects



The new Snapchat update brings two major features to users that will change the way you look in selfies and offer an option to pay to replay snaps that you just have to see one more time.

Over the last several months Snapchat updates upgraded the new selfie effects and changed the Snapchat lenses that are available to users. Snapchat introduced paid snaps, but then stopped selling them. Now you will see a rotating list of Snapchat Lenses that you can use to change how you look.

This is what you need to know about the Snapchat updates and Snapchat selfie effects. You can also use the MSQRD app to add live selfie filters to photos and videos that are saved directly to your camera roll.

Learn about the Snapchat selfie effects that are Snapchat Lenses.

Learn about the Snapchat selfie effects that are Snapchat Lenses.

That’s right with the new Snapchat update users can pay to see your snap a second time. This comes after Snapchat disabled access to third party apps that saved snaps so that users could see them over and over again.

In addition to this new pay to replay Snapchat in-app purchase the new Snapchat update delivers lenses, which will change how you look in a selfie.

Current Snapchat users can update to the new version of Snapchat on their devices and other users can download Snapchat for iPhone or Android.

Here’s what you need to know about the new Snapchat update including pay to replay and the new Lenses.

Snapchat Update Supercharges Selfies

The Snapchat update adds Lenses, which can dramatically change the look of your selfies.

The Snapchat update adds Lenses, which can dramatically change the look of your selfies.

With the new Snapchat update you can tap on your face to trigger facial recognition that will allow you to use new Snapchat Lenses that ad animations and changes to your selfies.

Add hearts, a Terminator facelift, a very creepy zombie, rainbow puke and other effects to the snaps you send to others.

To trigger these tap and hold slightly on your face and then you will see a variety of options at the bottom of the screen. Tap to change and then you can record a snap. You can preview all of these before you record.

Above are some of the options in the new Snapchat Lenses and based on the selection, expect to see new options added over time.

Pay to Replay Snaps

One of the most controversial parts of the new Snapchat update i that it now allows you to pay to replay a snap a second time. Until this update users could replay one snap per day, but now users can pay $0.99 for three replays. There is a limit to how you can use these additional replays as Snapchat explains,

“You can use a Replay on any Snap you receive, but you can only Replay any Snap once. They’re a little pricey — but time is money! ;)”

With the new pay to replay snaps option users can purchase through in-app purchases to start using this feature.

Snapchat Trophies

You can also get Snapchat trophies in this new update.

You can also get Snapchat trophies in this new update.

The Snapchat team also added a collection of other features tucked away in this update including Snapchat Trophies.

Swipe down from the camera to your profile page and then tap on the Trophy icon to see your Snapchat Trophy case where you will see awards.

How to Use New Snapchat Lenses

Scream Snapchat Lens

Scream Snapchat Lens

Use the Scream Snapchat Lenses option to make your eyes pop and your mouth go wide. Activate by opening your mouth. Move your head slightly to exxagerate the effect. 

When you open your mouth the phone will make a scream, so keep that in mind while recording. 



  1. Ale

    09/15/2015 at 2:09 pm

    Does it work on iPod 5

    • Gabriella

      02/12/2016 at 9:38 pm

      It works on my iPhone but not my iPad or my iPod

  2. Dan

    09/15/2015 at 10:45 pm

    Doesn’t work on my ipod 5 anyways.

    • Dezaree Springer

      09/18/2015 at 5:45 pm

      Same here … Doesn’t work on my iPod 5 neither …

      • Yazmin

        09/22/2015 at 7:43 pm

        DW It doesn’t work on my iPod but it works on my friends friends IPod

        • Kilah

          12/31/2015 at 1:33 pm

          mine also

        • Sparklegirlrock101

          02/19/2016 at 4:49 pm

          Mine too my friend keeps posting them she had an iPod 5 like me but it doesn’t work

    • Nicole

      09/28/2015 at 1:33 pm

      Don’t work on my iPod 5 either

      • Anistynjeffrey

        04/02/2016 at 7:21 am

        It doesn’t work on mine either, but it works on my friends iPod 6…

  3. Shae

    09/15/2015 at 11:44 pm

    the snapchat update doesn’t work on my iPad

    • Alabekwe

      09/16/2015 at 3:49 pm

      Yeah same it doesn’t work on my iPad Esther

      • Lola

        09/16/2015 at 6:16 pm

        It works on mine you have to uninstall then reinstall

        • maci

          09/17/2015 at 2:44 pm

          how do you uninstall?

        • Sydney

          09/17/2015 at 8:12 pm

          It doesnt work. I uninstalled it and then installed it again

        • Pedro

          09/20/2015 at 9:01 am

          How do I uninstall updates?

    • Nick

      01/24/2016 at 8:22 pm

      Go in to settings app find snapchat and dig in there?

  4. Mia

    09/16/2015 at 8:40 am

    doesn’t work on my iPod 5

    • arianna

      09/16/2015 at 9:18 am

      same here

  5. dulce

    09/16/2015 at 9:57 am

    Doesn’t work on my note 5

  6. Fran

    09/16/2015 at 11:49 am

    Doesn’t work on my Samsung galaxy s4… my phone isn’t that ancient.

    • Joelly

      09/16/2015 at 5:46 pm


  7. Erica

    09/16/2015 at 11:53 am

    Doesn’t work on iPhone 4s

    • Michelle

      09/17/2015 at 12:24 am

      Is it already working? got a friend who has the same problem

    • Torrence Thompson

      09/17/2015 at 7:40 pm

      Yeah it doesn’t work on mine either it sucks

    • Ellie

      09/29/2015 at 4:00 pm

      MIne doesnt work on my 4s either

  8. dave

    09/16/2015 at 12:01 pm

    Does this work on iPhone 5s ?

    • Kerr

      09/18/2015 at 4:33 pm

      Yeah it works on my iPhone 5s

      • Zaneta

        12/17/2015 at 9:23 am

        I can’t figure out how to make it work. How did you do it?

  9. Greg

    09/16/2015 at 12:37 pm

    Does it work for Android???

  10. Billy

    09/16/2015 at 2:47 pm

    Wont work for andriods my brother has an lg his doesnt work i have a galaxy s5 it doesnt work

  11. vanessa

    09/16/2015 at 2:58 pm

    why doesnt not work on my ipod 5

  12. Pizza girl

    09/16/2015 at 7:14 pm

    It’s pointless to even have snapchat anymore it doesn’t work on my iPod 5th generation and I don’t think that I want to have an app that has benefits to certain devices and not others

  13. Michael Sanchez

    09/16/2015 at 7:38 pm

    The new update on snapchat is not working on my phone.

  14. Joe

    09/16/2015 at 7:39 pm

    it doesn’t work on my android and i checked it has everything updated

  15. Falyn

    09/16/2015 at 8:05 pm

    This is just dumb. It hardly works on anything. Why have snapchat if it doesnt even work and it just gets worse every time you update it. It doest work for my Ipod 5. Somebody said you have to uninstall it and then reinstall the app well I forgot my snapchat password and all my other accounts i logged off bc they kept getting hacked and now i made up and email for my account i have and dont actually have that email. So its so dumb. Snapchat was perfectly fine because they had to go and mess it all up.

    • Abby

      09/21/2015 at 4:03 pm

      It doesn’t work after you delete either so your not missin much

  16. Bbbbbbb

    09/16/2015 at 9:55 pm

    If the update is not working delete the app and re download it …it should begin to work

    • Kelly-Maud

      09/17/2015 at 4:10 pm

      I did it 3 time, doesn’t work much ahahahha

  17. Raul Huerta

    09/17/2015 at 4:20 am

    It’s only for iPhone and iPads…nothing else. No Android support for face enhancement yet. May be in the coming days…its terrible..:)

  18. Aaron

    09/17/2015 at 7:43 am

    Sorry to all you folks that think it doesn’t work on Android because it does lol. Needs to be newer phone with current droid version is what I’ve heard. It is working on my nexus 6.

    • darkserpant9700

      09/19/2015 at 1:39 am

      Nope I have a lg g4 and it doesn’t work

  19. DarkMidnight

    09/17/2015 at 8:55 am

    UGHHH! ;_; Doesn’t work on my iPod 5 ;______;

  20. natasha

    09/17/2015 at 9:22 am

    Does not work on HTC desire , don’t understand why not

  21. Lydia

    09/17/2015 at 12:04 pm

    This update is bullshit it doesn’t even work on NEW iPods

  22. Emily

    09/17/2015 at 2:37 pm

    i hate this its not working on my ipod 5 :( whyyyy it looks so cool

  23. George

    09/17/2015 at 3:05 pm

    To not even working on my iPad mini that’s retarded

    • Yiota

      03/17/2016 at 2:25 pm

      Same. Hell, im annoyed

  24. kayde

    09/17/2015 at 4:41 pm

    Doesnt work on my android

  25. Abby

    09/17/2015 at 4:44 pm

    New update won’t work on my iPhone 4s… anyone know why?

    • Nz

      11/04/2015 at 2:47 pm

      Doesnt work on mine either

  26. Sammie

    09/17/2015 at 6:40 pm

    It doesn’t work on my iPod Touch 5.. Does anyone have a clue as to why?

  27. Tina

    09/17/2015 at 6:48 pm

    When will this start working on the ipod touch 5th generation? Fix this please! Only re downloaded snapchat for the faces etc.

  28. Staci

    09/17/2015 at 8:26 pm

    I’m so mad..I have android and it don’t work

  29. Amy

    09/18/2015 at 12:45 am

    Not happy updated didn’t work reinstalled still doesn’t work was looking forward to using these effects but unfortunately doesn’t work on my iPad mini

    • Kallee

      09/21/2015 at 9:18 am

      Omg mine to

  30. nick

    09/18/2015 at 5:03 am

    I accidently delted this lense help me get it back

  31. shaunamchale15

    09/18/2015 at 7:21 am

    Doesn’t work its stupid

  32. amanda funk

    09/18/2015 at 2:03 pm

    It does not work for galexy s3 either. Why do they make a update if it does not work for everyone?

    • Courtney

      09/26/2015 at 8:40 pm

      Doesnt work on mine either all i know is that if they dont make it for all models of phones it will be deleted.

  33. Jaimi

    09/18/2015 at 2:25 pm

    It does work on samsung Galaxy 5s my sister has it. But it won’t work for my iPod 5

  34. Anne

    09/18/2015 at 5:48 pm

    Ipod 6 updated to ios9 reinstalled, lenses dont work, what do i do

  35. Riley

    09/18/2015 at 8:05 pm

    It doesn’t work on my iPod 5

  36. dee

    09/19/2015 at 5:29 am

    it doesnt work on iphone 4
    i tried a billion times.

  37. Sfool

    09/19/2015 at 6:58 pm

    Works on lg g3

  38. Aditya wiratama

    09/19/2015 at 7:17 pm

    Tidak bekerja di asus z5 dan samsung j5

  39. Sage

    09/19/2015 at 10:29 pm

    Why can’t it work on my iPod 5 this is so stupid if it could work on iPhones, then it should work on iPods too I don’t get it ughh

  40. Candy00000001

    09/20/2015 at 2:23 pm

    Does it work for Zte zmax ?

    • Brooklyn

      09/25/2015 at 11:21 am

      I have one and it’s not working on mine

  41. Ashleigh

    09/22/2015 at 8:16 pm

    Won’t work on my iPhone 5c???

  42. juan

    09/22/2015 at 8:38 pm

    does it work on iphone5

  43. Nadya

    09/23/2015 at 1:19 am

    Doesn’t work on my iphone 4s ugh

  44. narutoshippuden187

    09/25/2015 at 9:15 pm

    I can trigger the selfie lenses, I just can’t use the new one, like the rainbow puking stuff, zombie, etc. How can I get those? I just installed snapchat btw.

  45. Bad

    10/02/2015 at 9:20 am

    Doesnt work on my iphone 4s

  46. Konstanze

    10/02/2015 at 12:03 pm

    Doesn’t work on my Ipod 5!

  47. H

    10/02/2015 at 2:28 pm

    Isn’t working on my htc e9+ either -____- this must not be named as “UPDATE” -.-

  48. Aerry berry

    10/03/2015 at 7:13 pm

    I hate this update it’s pointless what’s the point if it won’t work for everyone

  49. Cookie

    10/06/2015 at 7:54 pm

    Doesnt work on my ipod 5 update pointless if it won’t benefit everyone

  50. gl0rry

    10/09/2015 at 11:48 am

    it worked only on iOS 9 and Android 5 , 5 + …….

  51. Ebony

    10/11/2015 at 8:11 pm

    Im getting a note 4 for christmas does it work on a note 4??? Please reply

  52. alex

    10/14/2015 at 12:30 pm

    Doesnt work on samung galaxy mega nor my lg stylo but it works on my friends HTC M8 AND HE HAS THE SAME VERSION OF ANDRIODS Y ????

  53. Ginger

    10/14/2015 at 2:42 pm

    Does it work on I phone 5

  54. Jeslyn

    10/15/2015 at 6:36 pm

    how about ipod 6

  55. Nan

    10/17/2015 at 8:23 pm

    Doesn’t work on my lg g stylo

  56. Laura

    10/18/2015 at 2:02 am

    Doesn’t work on my sony z3+

  57. Angel c

    10/22/2015 at 5:13 pm

    Doesn’t work on my HTC desire

  58. Nicole

    10/24/2015 at 1:05 pm

    Hey i was wondering if it worked on ipod 6th generation?

  59. Anouk

    10/27/2015 at 6:33 am

    it doesn’t work on my huawei p8

  60. Jordyn

    11/01/2015 at 9:31 am

    If snapchat is going to give a new update it should atleast work for everyone. I have a lg phone and it doesnt work.

  61. ricky

    11/12/2015 at 5:50 pm

    It doesn’t work on my iPod 5 either

  62. nadya

    11/15/2015 at 8:05 am

    doesnt work on my ip 4s ugh

  63. E Jolly

    11/20/2015 at 6:19 pm

    Does not work on ipod 5 running ios 9.

  64. Trophies

    12/02/2015 at 8:07 pm

    Does anybody unlocked Lollipop trophy?

  65. Jaanika

    12/03/2015 at 7:27 am

    Doesn’t work on my iPhone 4 -.-

  66. BElla

    12/20/2015 at 11:50 pm

    It fworksfor my cousin on her Ipod 5 but not on my iPod 5

  67. Buzz

    01/25/2016 at 7:19 pm

    I want I on my iPod 5 but it won’t work if someone could make it work for me I will happily give $200 to that person because $200 is less money than an iPhone

  68. Susie

    01/30/2016 at 5:40 am

    Doesn’t work for my iPhone 4s! All my friends can do that on their phones. I tried getting the new update. I also tried to get let it and then download again. I don’t understand why other devises have this and others don’t! Do they only do it to the updated phones?? But my friend has an iPhone 4s and it works. I really wanted to try the new lenses. This is just pointless if it doesn’t work for some phones.☹️

  69. CJ

    02/07/2016 at 6:14 am

    It doesn’t work for my iPod touch 5th gen for some reason. Can some help?!

  70. Unhappy

    02/12/2016 at 1:47 pm

    Doesn’t work on my iPad mini

  71. Alexia_faith

    02/16/2016 at 5:13 pm

    Doesn’t work

  72. ExcuseMeWhileIDetonate

    02/18/2016 at 11:20 pm

    I just installed it on my iPhone 5 and it’s not working for me either.

  73. Snezana

    02/22/2016 at 7:40 am

    Why it deosnt work on my 5s

  74. nana

    02/22/2016 at 2:19 pm

    okayy does anyone at ALL know how to get the new filters for snapchat on the Ipod touch 5th generation instead of just saying theirs because its super upsetting that its not working

  75. Sonia

    03/02/2016 at 3:08 pm

    What’s the point having snapchat if i can’t use the effects. What’s with the discrimination.. It should be accessed by all. Just like the other apps. This issue should be resolved or y’all will lose a lot. I use iphone4 last I checked it’s still a good phone.

  76. Megan

    03/06/2016 at 3:27 pm

    my mini ipad 1 doesnt work and its pissing me off

  77. Madison

    03/13/2016 at 9:41 am

    Seamen here Megan I have the iPad mini 1 as well and it’s not working

  78. Alyssa costello

    03/24/2016 at 3:09 pm

    Why won’t the face changers things appear….that’s the while reason I got this app pretty much.

  79. Raspberry hun

    07/05/2016 at 2:49 am

    Doesn’t work much on my note 4 , I can watch people’s snap but I can’t upload my snaps and I have no filter . Sucks

  80. swth

    07/10/2016 at 1:21 am

    i’m trying on my iphone 5s and i’m not sure if i’m going to get it to work.

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