How to Change The Background on Your Snapcode for Snapchat

One thing that I have found to be a pain in the rear is the lack of ability to change your background on you Snapcode on Snapchat.

What is a Snapcode? It’s this thing below.  It’s the shared image from people on snapchat to give people an easier way to get followers.And the way my face ended up back there is that Snapchat DOES give you the ability to take a

On Snapchat, you can either get followers through typing in a username (which is terrible by the way that you can’t just search by name) and by snapcode.And the way my face ended up back there is that Snapchat DOES give you the ability to take a

And the way my face ended up back there is that Snapchat DOES give you the ability to take a multi-frame selfie or video for the background image.  Then when you download it, one of those images comes through, like this:

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It’s not the best or the easiest process.

But, luckily, there’s a hack!

Follow along with me below as I change my Snapcode to a picture of my choosing (total time, about 4-5 minutes):

  1. Download your snapcode with a PLAIN WHITE GHOST
  2. Email that snapcode from your phone to your computer
  3. Go to Online Image Editor
  4. Upload your snapcode.
  5. Click on the “Wizards” tab.
  6. Click on “Transparency” (should have diamond under it).
  7. Click on the white ghost part.
  8. It should go from straight white to a white and grey checkerboard. When it does, this means that part of the image is now transparent. Whatever image, photo, graphic is under your snapcode will now show through.
  9. Click on “Save”
  10. Click on “Save Image Local”
  11. Save it to a favorite file on your computer or cloud service
  12. Go to Canva.com in another browser window
  13. Open up the “Social Media” template in upper left-hand corner (800p x 800p)
  14. Next, and make sure to do this – Drop in the picture you want in the background FIRST – Drag and drop to upload a file of your own
  15. Then, after you have uploaded the snapcode to Canva, drop the Snapcode on top of the chosen background image
  16. Move around for positioning and boom, new snapcode
  17. Download in JPG or PNG and then share socially

Great thing is you can save down that version, drop another picture in the background and do more versions. Snazzy!

I hope this helps. Go get em Snapper!

 

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