How To Send Snaps From Camera Roll As A Normal Snap Without Filter

Some people are tired of sending snaps when the day is too early. Instead, they're looking for how to send photos from their gallery as a snap. You can send snaps from the camera roll without taking any live photos on the app.
Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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If you use Snapchat you will know that the app only allows you to send pictures and videos of yourself, or something you want to capture live as snaps. So, how do you send a snap from the camera roll as a normal snap?

Some people are tired of sending snaps when the day is too early. Instead, they’re looking for how to send photos from their gallery as a snap. You can send snaps from the camera roll without taking any live photos on the app.

In this guide, you will learn how to send a snap (pictures) from a camera roll as a normal snap.

Can You Send A Snap From Camera Roll?

Yes, you can send pictures from your camera roll as snaps to anyone on Snapchat.

There are different ways for you to send your pictures as a snap, but we only recommend using the LMK app.

Since this method works well there is no need to send snaps using Filter and Stickers.

When the users see the photo you have sent, they will think you have taken it from the Snapchat camera.

Does A Picture From The Camera Roll Count As A Snap?

Yes, a picture from the camera roll does count as a snap if you send it properly.

Snapchat does recognize that each photo you send will be counted as a snap. The LMK app will make sure that you are sharing from the app.

How To Send Pictures From Camera Roll As A Snap On Snapchat

There are different ways you can send a picture from your camera roll as a snap on Snapchat.

This doesn’t say less of what the app can do, if you don’t want to send live photos again, you can use the LMK methods to send pictures as snaps.

To send pictures from your camera roll as a normal snap, you can use the LMK app.

A sticker is a bad idea, and it is a no-no for a third-party app like Casper to send the snaps from your camera roll.

Snapchat doesn’t allow you to use third-party apps, your account may be temporarily banned.

Allow Snapchat Access To Your Phone Storage

Before you can send pictures as snaps, you need to get the app access to your local storage so that you can send snaps.

If you did not already Allow permission on the app, Open the Snapchat app> Tap on the Bitmoji at the top left > Tap the Settings icon at the top right > Scroll down and tap on Permissions > On the Permissions page at the bottom, click on “Tap to enable.”

Using The LMK App

The LMK app (Let Me Know): Q&A and Make Friends is a social app that lets you send snaps from your camera roll as a snap, not a chat. To use it: here is a step-by-step guide.

  • Download the LMK app from the App Store or Play Store.
  • Select a photo from your camera roll.
  • Tap on Edit photo and save it.
  • Open the LMK app.
  • Tap on the “+” icon and select “Post.”
  • Select the camera icon, and choose the saved post.
  • Tap on “Post to Snapchat“.
  • Delete the sticker and attachment.
  • Send the snap to any friend!

Step 1: Download the LMK App

Before you do anything, download the LMK (Let Me Know) app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Use this to send snaps from your camera roll as a normal snap. The app also allows you to ask questions or polls via stickers.

Step 2: Open Snapchat

Open the Snapchat app, and the camera tab should open normally since this is Snapchat’s first page once you open the app.

Step 3: Go To Memories

Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access your Snapchat memories section. On the memories page, tap on Camera Roll to open your photo gallery.

Select the photo you want to send as a snap. Don’t send the photo or video to anyone yet, it will be sent as an in-chat photo and not a snap.

Step 4: Edit The Photo

Tap and hold the photo for a few seconds, and you will see 5 different options: Export Photo, Delete Photo, My Eyes Only, Edit Photo, and Send Photo.

Tap on Edit Photo and you will be taken to the editing screen. You are editing the photos to remove the black bars at the top and bottom of the picture.

You don’t have to do anything after you tap on Edit Photo. Tap on Share at the left bottom, then tap on “Save image” to save the image to your camera roll.

Step 5: Open the LMK App

Open the LMK app that you have downloaded on the first step, then sign in with your Snapchat account. This will connect LMK to your Snapchat account.

After completing signing in, tap on the “+” icon and select Post at the top. Then tap on the camera icon on the left-bottom corner of the screen and select the edited photo you saved.

Step 6: Post To Snapchat

After you have selected the saved photo tap on “Post to Snapchat,” and it will open Snapchat, then the saved photo will be in the background.

Delete the sticker and the attachment that is on top of the photo. The sticker and the attachment are auto-generated from the app.

To delete the sticker, drag and drop it in the trash bin, and tap on the Paper clip on the left of your screen. it’ll open the LMK app, then tap on Remove Attachment.

Tap on the right arrow icon to send the photo as a snap. This will take you to the friends and recent list.

Select the friend you want to send it to, once you do it will be marked as Delivered and sent as a normal snap.

How To Send Videos From Camera Roll As A Snap

Following the same steps, we use in sharing photos as snaps on Snapchat will help you share videos as snaps.

When you download the LMK, open Snapchat, go to your camera roll, select the video, make sure it’s short, and do some editing and save.

Open the LMK app, tap post, and then the camera icon, then add the video and click on Post to Snapchat, and you will be taken to Snapchat with the video in the background.

Then remove both sticker and attachment: drag and drop the sticker on the trash bin, and tap on the Paper clip on the left of your screen.

It’ll open the LMK app, then tap on Remove Attachment. Then click the send button at the bottom right.

Does A Person Know When You Send Pictures From Camera Roll As Snap?

No, the person will not know that you have to use the picture in your camera roll as a snap. But there are certain photos or videos you should not send to avoid them being known.

Don’t send a photo where you are standing or posing, that is not the Snapchat style.

Anyone deep on Snapchat will find out if you don’t do it right. If I’m sending a photo to someone,

Send any selfie photo that looks like the snap style. Doing this will not allow the person to know when you send snaps from the camera roll.

Conclusion

If you want to use Snapchat to send pictures from your camera roll to your friends without them knowing that the picture is from your gallery, using the LMK app is the best choice you have.

Other options that we did not guide here like using Stickers, Filters, and third-party apps have a huge disadvantage, which is why will did not mention them.

And using the third-party option is bad for your account, as per Snapchat terms, you can’t use a third-party app.

Since Snapchat can only send snaps if you take a live picture, using the LMK app gives you a chance to do more.

You can use an existing photo or video in your camera roll and send it as a normal snap. Just follow the steps and you are good to go.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to post a picture on Snapchat without it saying from camera roll?

To post a picture on Snapchat without anyone knowing it is from the camera roll, use the LMK (Let Me Know) app. With this app, you can post photos from the gallery as a normal snap. Use the guide above.

Is there any way to know if the snap is from the camera roll?

No, there is no way to know if a snap is from camera rolls or not. But you can get an idea from the type of snaps they have sent. If it’s a photo of them, check the posing and how they look in the image. What type of snaps do they send?

How do you send a picture from your camera as a direct snap and not a message?

You can use the LMK app to send a picture on Snapchat from your camera roll and not a message. The LMK (Let Me Know) allows you to send pictures from the camera roll as a normal snap.

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