How to create a shortcut in snapchat

What is a Snapchat Shortcut?

The Snapchat shortcut feature allows users to create shortcuts for their favorite chats or most used chats with their contacts.

So if you are looking to maintain streaks with any of your friends it will be a good idea to create a shortcut of their contact so you can access it instantaneously.

How to create a shortcut in snapchat

Make a shortcut in Snapchat.

Just follow the simple step-by-step guide shown below in order to create a shortcut in snapchat:

  • Open your Snapchat app on your Smartphone and log in to your account
  • Take a Snap or choose an image from your Camera Roll
  • Click on the “Send To” button to open your contacts list.
  • On the top bar, click on “Send To..” to display your cursor
  • Now, tap on the “Create Shortcut” button
  • A new page will appear, here click on the “Choose Emoji” field and tap in the Emoji you would like to assign the shortcut
  • Once you have chosen the emoji, select the friend or a group of friends from your friend’s list
  • Finally, click on “Create Shortcut”

Sending a Snap using the Shortcut.

Now that you have created the shortcut, you can directly send Snaps to the friend or group of friends added to the shortcut. Here’s how you can send a snap using the shortcut:

  • Open the Snapchat app and take a snap
  • Click on the “Send To” button at the bottom right corner, your friends’ list will appear
  • At the top of the list, you will find your shortcut emoji. Click on the emoji and select the friends you wish to share the snap with
  • Finally, click on the arrow button at the bottom right corner to send the snaps

How to add chat shortcuts on iOS?

Follow these steps to create a Snapchat chat shortcut on the iOS mobile device:

  • On the home screen, swipe right to bring up the Today view
  • Scroll down to click on the ”Edit” button
  • Tap on the “+” button next to the Snapchat Widget to edit your Today view
  • Here, select all your best friends
  • All the contact with their Bitmoji will now appear on the Today View
  • After adding your friends to the widget, you can just tap on your friend's Bitmoji to directly chat with them.

How to add chat shortcuts on Snapchat on Android Phone

You can directly add a Snapchat widget to your Android mobile phone that works as a shortcut to your Snapchat chats. Here’s how it's done:

  • Press and hold on the home screen of your Android phone
  • Click on the Widgets button
  • Scroll down to select the Snapchat Widgets
  • Place your contacts in that widget
  • Now add the widget anywhere on the home screen
  • Once the widget is added you can directly access your chats from there.

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