Illustration by Max Fleishman

Snapchat’s new filters let you edit your videos on the fly, and here’s how to get them

Snapchat keeps giving us new ways to edit video.


Selena Larson


Posted on Oct 28, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 5:58 pm CDT

Want to give your temporary video clips some added flair? Snapchat just launched new video features that let you speed up, slow down, or send your videos in reverse.

The new feature adds even more options for sending and receiving videos that disappear after viewing. Instead of barfing rainbows that totally obscure your selfies, the new filters allow you to be a bit more creative with footage by making minimal edits without a video editor. 

Tiny icons in the middle of your video designate the new filters when you swipe left or right—snail means slow-motion, a rabbit indicates speeding it up, and three arrows pointing backward mean your video will be played in reverse. 

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Like with any of the Snapchat filters, to add an additional edit to your video on top of the new ones (like changing it to black and white or splashing on a location filter), simply press and hold with one finger and swipe right or left with another.

The new Snapchat filters are available on the latest versions of the app on iOS and Android. The iOS update also includes support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. 

H/T TechCrunch | Illustration by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2015, 9:37 am CDT