What are Snapchat Nickname Lenses and how to use them?

Emre Çitak
Jun 22, 2023
Updated • Jun 22, 2023

Snapchat is a popular social media platform known for its innovative features, and they have recently unveiled an exciting addition to its collection: Snapchat Nickname Lenses.

These lenses provide users with a creative and interactive way to show their individuality and share their personality with friends

With AR, Snapchat has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to enhance user experiences and spark imagination. By overlaying virtual elements onto the real world, Snapchat's AR lenses provide a unique and captivating way to interact with the world around us.

Snapchat nickname lenses
Snapchat nickname lenses utilize augmented reality technology to overlay virtual elements onto the real world - Image: Snapchat 

What are Snapchat Nickname Lenses?

Snapchat has always been at the forefront of innovation, constantly introducing new features to keep its users engaged. The latest addition to its repertoire is the Snapchat Nickname Lenses.

These lenses take inspiration from the beloved nickname culture, offering users the opportunity to express themselves through personalized and creative lenses.

Whether it's showcasing top nicknames or creating your own unique lens with my nickname lens, Snapchat has created a platform for users to truly embrace their individuality.

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How to use Snapchat Nickname Lenses

Using Snapchat Nickname Lenses is a breeze and adds an extra layer of fun to your Snapchat experience.

Snapchat nickname lenses
With Snapchat nickname lenses users have the freedom to customize and create their own personalized nickname lens - Image: Snapchat 

Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Launch the Snapchat application on your smartphone
  2. Access the lens carousel by tapping on the smiley face icon located at the bottom of the screen
  3. Look for the 'India's Top Nicknames' or 'My Nickname' lenses. You can find them by searching in the lens carousel or exploring the featured lenses section
  4. Once you've found the lens you want to use, tap on it to activate the augmented reality experience
  5. Point your smartphone's camera towards your face or any object around you, ensuring it is within the lens boundaries
  6. Get creative! Use the on-screen instructions or gestures to personalize the lens and make it your own

Once you're satisfied with your masterpiece, feel free to share it with your friends by sending it as a Snap, posting it on your Story, or even showcasing it on Snapchat's Spotlight feature.

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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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