How to Use Snapchat Filters on Zoom, Skype, and Hangouts Video Call

Snapchat users are familiar with the fun and playing with the filters offered by it. What if you could use these filters on other platforms to make your conversations a lot more fun? Snapchat enables you to use its filters on other video chat applications like Zoom, Hangouts, etc. Not only this, but you can goof around using Mac or Windows.

Imagine all the fun while you video call your friends and family, and surprise them with a new look. The best part about using filters offered by Snap camera is that it doesn’t cost a single penny. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about spending a bit.

Below is a guide on using Snapchat filters on video calling platforms like Skype, Zoom, and Hangouts, in particular. Also, you’ll get to know how it can be used on both Mac and Windows PC.

How to use Snapchat Camera Filters?

On Zoom

If you’re using a Windows PC, make sure it is running Windows 7, at least. For Mac, a 10.12 version is required.

The steps to use Snap filters on a Zoom video call are:

  1. Download and launch Snap Camera on your device, enabling access to a webcam by the app.
  2. Open the Snap Camera and select any filter or lens you want to use.
  3. Next, go to the website and tap on ‘Join a Meeting’ or ‘Host a Meeting.’
  4. An executable file will get downloaded on your system, that’ll open automatically once installed.
  5. Tap on the arrow icon beside Start Video/ Stop Video option.
  6. A pop-up menu will appear. Select ‘Snap Camera’ from the menu, and the filter or lens you selected will appear on your video.
  7. Change the camera setting to the source to remove the filter.

On Skype

The steps to use Snap filters on a Skype video call are:

  1. Run the Snap Camera on your device.
  2. Download the Skype application on your Windows or Mac, if it’s not installed already.
  3. Once it gets downloaded, open the application. Tap on the three-dot icon beside the profile name.
  4. A drop-down menu will open. Select ‘Settings’ from the menu.
  5. Select ‘Audio & Video’ form the left toolbar under the settings tab.
  6. Next, set the camera as ‘Snap Camera.’

On Google Hangouts

The steps to use Snap filters on a Google Hangouts video call are:

  1. Go to the website on your device.
  2. Click on the ‘Video Call’ option.
  3. Click on the Settings icon on the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. A pop-up menu will appear. Tap on the camera drop-down menu and select ‘Snap Camera.’
  5. Click on the ‘Done’ option.

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Using fun filters on other video calling platforms isn’t as tricky as it sounds. All you need to do is launch the website or the app of preferred video calling platform, and set the camera settings to Snap Camera.

The only thing you need to make sure is that the Snap Camera needs to be running on the background for the filters to work on other platforms. In case the Snap Camera crashes, or the application shuts down; your webcam will no longer be able to work with the filters.

It is important to note that you can switch between the filters or lenses via the Snap Camera app only and not the video calling applications. Unfortunately, you’re out of luck if you wanted to use the Snapchat filters on other video calling platforms on devices like iPhone, iPadOS, or Android applications. Therefore, you can make your video calls fun only if you’re using Mac or Windows PC.

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