Just as spoken words only hang in the air long enough for ears to hear them, these images last just long enough to be seen (or more accurately, for 24 hours) and then they disappear.
If you shot a picture, a timer icon appears there instead, allowing you to set the duration that your photo will be on screen.
Snaps can only be up to 10 seconds long, whether it’s a video or a photo.
At the top right of the camera screen, there’s a button for toggling between the rear and front-facing camera, and at the top left there’s a control for the flash.
Snapchat’s camera filters are the app’s secret weapon.
(Custom-made geo-filters for festivities like weddings are all the rage these days.) Alternatively, before you take a photo, press and hold on a person’s face and Snapchat’s lens options will pop up.