How to Add or Remove Snapchat Filters from Zoom Videos

The craze that defines Snapchat isn’t limited to the Snapchat app. You can use its filters in most video chat applications on your PC. When we say video apps, we mean even official video chat apps like Skype, Microsoft Teams, Hangouts, and even Zoom. Here we will tell you how to add or remove Snapchat filters in your Zoom meetings.

It is possible with the help of Snapchat’s desktop app known as Snap Camera. You cannot post to your Snapchat account from the desktop app. You can only use it to add filters to your photos or videos.

Let’s see how to make your formal meetings informal by using funny Snapchat filters in your Zoom video conferences.

How to Add a Filter to a Zoom Meeting

To use Snapchat filters for your Zoom meeting, you need to install the Snap Camera app, run it in the background, and change the camera app in Zoom. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Install Snap Camera App

Download the Snap Camera app from the link below. Minimum requirements for Snap Camera to work are Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) or newer and MacOS 10.11 or newer.

Open the link above. Scroll down the page and check the box next to ‘I read that…’. Enter your email address and click the download button for your required computer.

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Once the file is downloaded, click on it to install it. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

Step 2. Run the App

Once the Snap Camera app is successfully installed, launch it. You will see the live camera preview. Click on any filter from the list below.

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Now you have to keep the filters running in the background to use them in other apps like Zoom, Hangout, Microsoft Teams. To do this, minimize the application by clicking the minimize icon. Do not close the application.

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If you see no camera input available, close the app and open it again. Or click on the settings icon in the upper right corner and select the appropriate camera from the list.

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Note: The Snap Camera app will continue to use the camera while the app is running in the background. Close the app if you are not using it.

Step 3. Switch Camera in Zoom

Finally, you need to change the input camera in your video app. In this case, Zoom. The steps differ depending on whether you are attending a meeting or not. Let’s check both.

note: Keep running Snap Camera in the background to use its filters.

Method 1. Switch Camera Before Joining a Meeting

Stage 1: Launch the Zoom application on your PC. If you haven’t joined a meeting yet, click the settings icon in the upper right corner.

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step 2: Click the Video tab from the left panel. Then select Capture Camera from the drop-down box next to Camera.

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Close the window. Now your meetings will use video from the Snap Camera app. If you are using a filter from Snap Camera, it will appear in the Zoom meeting.

note: Repeat the steps to remove the filter and replace the camera with the other one listed in the Camera drop-down box.

Method 2. Switch Camera in Meeting

If you’re part of a meeting and decide to surprise your teammates, you can switch the camera on the fly. To do this, click the small up arrow next to Start Video in your meeting. Select Snap Camera from the list. This much. Whatever filter is active on your Snap Camera will be reflected in your ongoing Zoom meeting. Open the Snap Camera app to change the filter.

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Click the small up arrow to remove the filter and select a different camera.

Fix: Snapchat Filters Not Working in Zoom

If the filters do not work in the Zoom application, close the Zoom application and try again. You should also try restarting your computer. If the problem persists, uninstall Snap Camera first, then Zoom. Then reinstall them.

Tips and Tricks for Using Snap Camera on PC

Here are some helpful tips to get the most out of Snap Camera on your PC.

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Share Filters

Snap Camera app is loaded with many great filters. Sometimes we discover a unique filter that we want to share with others. To do this, move your mouse over the filter. Click on the three-dot icon and select the Copy lens link. Share the link with your friend. You can also share in chat on Zoom.

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Add Your Filter to Your Favorites

If you use a certain filter frequently, you can add it to your favorites list. To do this, move your mouse over the filter. Next, click on the star icon.

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Click the start icon in the upper left corner of the Snap Camera app to view the starred items.

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Create Hotkeys

For quicker access to your filters and other functions in the Snap Camera app such as taking pictures, starting/stopping recording, you can create hotkeys for them. Hotkeys are combinations of specific keys that you have to press to start the function.

Click the settings icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Camera app to add a hotkey for functions. Then scroll down and enter your hotkeys in the available boxes. That is, press the keys together.

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To create a hotkey for a filter, click on the filter and you will see the Custom trigger option in the video preview window. Enter the shortcut key. Now, whenever you want to access the filter, press the hotkeys on your keyboard.

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be careful

Adding Snapchat filters to your videos is pretty fun. However, we recommend limiting its use to informal gatherings, as not everyone will like the idea of ​​talking to a banana or potato. So use it once in a while when you know other attendees will be up for it.

Next: Can you use Google Duo for video meetings? Find out how Zoom differs from Google Duo using the next link.

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