Snapchat: Here’s How to Add a Timer to a Snap

Choose between 1 and 10 seconds

Choose between one and 10 seconds.

Did you know that Snapchat allows you to add a timer to your Snaps, which determines how long your friends can view them? For instance, you can add a five-second timer to a photo Snap, so that they can only view the picture for five seconds. Our guide will show you how this works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Snapchat application on iOS.

Step 1: Once you’ve taken a photo or video Snap, tap the stopwatch icon on the right side of the screen. Note: You can also edit old Snaps that are stored in your Memories.

Step 2: Swipe downward to choose a time limit of one to 10 seconds. By default, there is no time limit.

Step 3: Tap the back arrow (“<“) in the top-left corner of the screen to set the timer and continue editing your post.