Snapchat: Here’s How to Use Lens Explorer

Browse community Lenses

Browse community Lenses.

Did you know that Snapchat contains a Lens Explorer where you can browse Lenses created by other Snapchat users and add them to your Snaps? Our guide will show you how to use Lens Explorer.

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

Step 1: On the camera screen, tap the smiling face icon to the right of the capture button to bring up the Lens Carousel. Note: You can also open the Lens Carousel by tapping on the screen while the camera is open.

Step 2: Tap the smiling face icon to the left of “Discover” to open the Lens Explorer. Note: You can also swipe up on the camera screen while the Lens Carousel is open to open Lens Explorer.

Step 3: Under “Community Lenses,” tap the lens you wish to add to your Snap. Note: You can scroll to view more choices.

Step 4: Tap or tap and hold the capture button to create your Snap, just as you normally would. Note: If you decide you want to swap to a different Lens, tap the left arrow in the bottom-left corner of the screen to go back to the Lens Explorer.