Snapchat: Here’s How to Take Snaps With a Timer

Give yourself extra time

Did you know that Snapchat allows you to take Snaps with a timer? When you turn on the timer, you’ll have three seconds to get into position once you tap the capture button to take a picture. Our guide will show you how this works.

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

Step 1: On the camera screen, tap the down arrow (“v”) on the right side of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Timer.”

Step 3: When you’re ready to take a Snap, tap the capture button at the bottom of the screen.

A “3, 2, 1” countdown will appear on the screen as the app prepares to take a picture. A picture will be taken automatically once the countdown ends.