How To Unlock The Butterflies Lens On Snapchat 2023 (The Step-By-Step Guide)

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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Snapchat lens is the most important feature of the app, and this is what users like to use on the app when they open it.

The butterflies lens on Snapchat is one of the popular lenses that users used on the app, and if you’re looking for how to unlock it, you came to the right place.

The butterfly lens on Snapchat can be unlocked using the snap code, the link shared by your friend, using the search bar, etc.

In this article, you’ll learn how to unlock the butterfly lens on your Snapchat account. You’ll be able to use different methods to unlock the butterflies lens.

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How To Unlock Butterflies Lens on Snapchat

If you want to unlock the butterfly lens on Snapchat, there are different methods you can use to get the lens on your account.

You can either search for the lens from the Snapchat app or ask a friend to send you a link [we already have a link]. You can also use a snap code to unlock the butterflies lens.

Search For Butterflies Lens On The App

The best way to unlock the butterflies lens is to search for it on your account. You’ll probably get a lot of other options, but, there’s nothing compared.

From the search results, you’ll see different butterflies lens, and they start from the most popular. Choose the one you want to use.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

To search for the lens, open the Snapchat app on your Android phone or iPhone device.

Step 2: Tap The Search Icon

From the Home Screen when you open the app, tap on the search icon [magnifying glass] at the top right corner near your Bitmoji.

Type “butterfly lens” on the search bar [then tap on the search icon on your keyboard].

Now, the search results will show options from the lenses.

Step 3: Tap Any Butterfly Lens

Once you’ve seen the search results, you’ll need to select one of the lenses that you like to use.

This will allow you to create snaps with your Snapchat camera, and you’ll be able to use it anytime you want.

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If you don’t want to use the search option to find the butterflies lens, and instead want to use the link option, here’s how to go about it.

If you have a friend that’s using the butterfly lens on their snap, you can ask them to send the link to the lens.

If they don’t know how you can send them this article link and it will show them how they can share the link with you.

Step 1: Go To The Butterfly Lens

Since your friend has already used the lens before, all they need to do is copy the link.

[You] They’ll need to go to the butterfly lens they’ve to use to create a snap and then tap on Share.

Once your friend has copied the link [You:The Friend], now you’ll have to share the link by pasting it in the message conversation.

Once the link has been received by you, all you’ve to do is to tap on the link and it’ll automatically open in Snapchat with the butterfly lens.

You can use this Butterfly Lens link to create your own snap.

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Using Snap code To Unlock The Lens

Another method you can use to get the butterflies lens on your Snapchat camera is by using the snap code of the lens.

To unlock the butterflies lens, you’ll need to scan the snap QR code of the lens, then you’ll be able to use the lens.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Open the Snapchat app on your iPhone or your Android device, and tap on the lens icon [smiling face].

Step 2: Tap Scan

From here, you’ll see different sections at the bottom of the screen tap on the second one, which is the scan option.

Once you scan the image, the butterfly lens will be unlocked and you’ll be able to use it to record a snap on your device.

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Loading Snap Code From Camera Roll

If you can’t scan the code because you don’t have another device to display the snap code, you can load it from your camera roll instead.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Open the Snapchat application on your Android or iPhone device after you’ve downloaded the snap code [image].

Step 2: Tap Add Friends

Tap the “Add Friends” icon [it’s an icon of a person with a + sign) at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 3: Tap Snap Code Icon

On the Add Friends section tap the Snapcode icon at the right side of the “Find Friends” field. And you’ll be able to find snap code and scan.

And Snapchat will automatically detect the code and will load the butterfly lens.

Now you’ll be able to use the lens to create snaps on the app.

Try Unlock Butterflies Lens From Snap

If you don’t want to waste your time asking your friends to send you a link in other to check out the butterflies lens, you can TRY IT without asking.

Step 1: Tap On Try New

Once you see the butterflies lens on any of your friends’ snaps, you can try it out yourself by tapping on the Try new button below the snap that’s using the lens.

Once you do that, the lens will be unlocked and you’ll be able to use it to create snaps with the butterfly lens.


There are different ways you can use to unlock the butterfly lens on Snapchat. You can either ask for a link or use the snap code or the search bar.

If you’re looking to use a butterfly lens, there are different options you can choose, if you don’t have the link or see a snap code, you can always search.

When you decide to use the search bar to find the butterfly lens, you’ll see other options apart from the one above.

These lenses often have different features, so if you see the one you like you can use it to record a snap and send it to your friends.

This can be a way to increase your snap score, or if you just want to use the lens for fun. You can always post your story.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you activate Lenses on Snapchat?

To use lenses on Snapchat, from the Camera screen when you open the app, tap on the face icon on the right to launch the camera lens. Then select the lens you want by swiping on different lenses. Tap to snap with the lens or hold to record a snap.

How many butterfly lenses are there on Snapchat?

There are different types of butterfly lenses on Snapchat, anybody can create a lens on the app. If you’re looking for a particular butterflies lens you’ll need to know the creator’s name to be able to spot it.

How do I remove the butterfly lens on Snapchat?

To remove the butterfly lens on Snapchat, you can either stop using the lens or remove the lens from your favorite if you’ve made the lens a favorite. Apart from these two, there’s no other way to remove the lens, except the creator removed it.

It’s simple to open a lens link on your device, all you’ve to do is tap on the link that is sent by your friend or the butterflies link above, and you’ll see a prompt to unlock. Tap on Unlock and you will be able to use that lens.

Can I share the butterfly lens with friends?

Yes, you can share butterfly lenses with your friends and other lenses too. If you think your friends will be interested to use the lenses you can copy the lens link and send it to your friend.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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