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15 Best Snapchat Filters and Lenses That You Absolutely Want to Try

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Snapchat was the first to introduce lenses for Stories and it got so popular that it has been uphill ever since. Even competitors like Instagram has their own set of filters that offer a personalized touch. One of the reasons behind the immense popularity of these Snapchat lenses and filters is that users can create a personalized filter that gives you hundreds of options. However, it also makes it difficult to find good ones from a sea of clones. That’s why I have made a list of some of the best Snapchat filters and lenses you must try at least once. Let’s check those out.

Best Snapchat Filters and Lenses

1. Screen Scanner Pro

First introduced on TikTok as Time Warp, this filter took the internet by storm and could be seen all over the social media sites and YouTube. While it’s not made by the same person, this Snapchat filter essentially works in a similar fashion. Once you hit the record button, a glowing bar moves from one side to the other (or top to bottom), freezing the row(or column) of pixels creating hilariously ingenious results.

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screen scanner pro for snapchat

2. Split Time

Split Time is another clever Snapchat lens that splits the preview screen into horizontal sections and as you move, each section delays just a little bit, creating an illusion that you’re glitching in real time. It looks really cool and you can have lots of fun with it.

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split time

3. YouTube Caption

YouTube Caption is another fun Snapchat filter where you can create that YouTube caption meme where the title of a YouTube video is something hilarious. You just need to open the filter and tap to generate a random and hilarious caption. It’s great for schitz and giggles.

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YouTube Caption

4. Show Only 1 Color

The next Snapchat filter allows you to shoot Stories in Black and White with just one hue showing up in the entire frame. You can adjust the slider to preview how that color would look on the screen and how many background elements have that hue. It’s finicky at times but works really well in good lighting.

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show only one color

5. We’ll Be Right Back

Taken right out of “The Eric Andre Show”, We’ll Be Right Back puts the punchline right on your Story with a bold text and a freeze-frame with the background music of “Oregon Spirit”. The only way you’d find this lens interesting if you’re already a fan of the show.

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we'll be right back snapchat lens

6. Face Glitch

Face Glitch uses AR to do some real-time morphing on your face. The Snapchat filter simply pulls your facial features down as if your face was literally melting. It doesn’t do anything else but works as a novelty.

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face melt snapchat filter

7. Cartoon

Cartoon is a special lens offered by Snapchat that transforms your face into a cartoon while seamlessly blending the skin tone and facial features. The cartoon face looks very similar to your original face which makes the filter on par with memojis.

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cartoon best snapchat filter

8. Fire and Flame

If you move around or dance a lot on your Snaps, this Snapchat lens can put a next level zing by adding a dynamic flame to your body. The filters recognizes your body parts and only puts the fire around you which creates a stunning effect. You can even adjust the color and intensity of the flames.

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fire and flame for snapchat

9. Bald Character

Ever wondered how you would look with a thick beard, a unibrow, or if you were bald? Well, this Snapchat lens does all that and even lets you morph any face with those cosmetic augments. Trust me, you DO want this.

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bald lens for snapchat

10. Golden Hour

Golden Hour is considered one of the best times to record vlogs and videos in the photography world. As the lighting at that time is softer and warmer giving your skin a magical hue. Now, you can create the Golden Hour at any time of the day with this Snapchat filter.

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golden hour snapchat filter

11. Grain Filter

Grainy pictures have its own aesthetic and people go out of their way to capture images that way, Grain Filter puts the film-style grain on your Snap Stories and makes your videos look boujee but in a good way.

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grainy filter for snapchat

12. Toilet

This AR-based Snapchat Lens scans your room and lets you put a toilet bowl anywhere in the room. Yes, it’s french.

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toilet bowl snapchat lens

13. Four Eyed Pet

Four Eyed Pet is a hilarious yet weird filter for Snapchat that puts two-pair of bulging eyeballs on your face where your normal eyes rest. Not just that, the eyes are super realistic and the filter works with your cats and dogs as well.

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four eyed best snapchat filter

14. Rick Roll

If you have been on the internet for a while and haven’t rickrolled anyone then this filter is one of the sneakiest ways to do it on Snapchat. You can start the Story normally and simply tap the screen midway to cutaway to the good ol’ Rick Astley’s legendary “Never Gonna Give You Up“.

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rick roll snapchat filter

15. Spongebob Timecards

Spongebob Squarepants has been around for so long that it has crossed the generational border and is recognizable among old and young alike. The ridiculous timecards have become a colloquial way of representing the passage of time and now you can incorporate those in your Snaps. Simply swipe down to select a time card and tap to put it over the screen.

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spongebob timecard snapchat filter

What’s Your Favorite Snapchat Lens and Filters?

These were a few of my favorite best Snapchat filters and lenses that everyone must try. All of these filters utilize some element of the pop-culture and that’s what makes them unique. If you have a better filter that I haven’t listed above, let me know on Twitter.

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