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How to Make a Shortcut on Snapchat and Why [2022 Guide]

Written by, Alex Bosnjak

Updated May, 14, 2022

Do you use Snapchat? If so, you know that it’s a lot of fun. But did you know that you can save time and make your Snapchat experience more efficient? 

In this blog post, I’ll explain how to make a shortcut on Snapchat, why you should use shortcuts, and how to add them on iPhone and Android.

It will only take a few moments, so read on!

Why Use Snapchat Shortcuts?

There’s one good reason to use Snapchat shortcuts. They make your experience more efficient. By having your shortcuts on your mobile screen, you can easily track streaks and make sure you don’t miss anything important.

How to Make a Shortcut on Snapchat

Now that you know why you should use them, let’s get into how to create a shortcut on Snapchat.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Snapchat on your iPhone or Android. 
  2. Take an image (a snap) or choose one from your gallery.
  3. Click “Send to.”
  4. Touch the search bar.
  5. Press “Create Shortcut.” The new window will open.
making Snapchat Shortcuts step 1

6. Hit “Choose Emoji,” and pick a smiley as an icon for the group of people.

making Snapchat Shortcuts step 2

7. Next, select one or more friends
8. Click “Create Shortcut,” and you’re done.

How to Use a Snapchat Shortcut

Now that you know the process of creating one, let’s get into how to send it:

  1. Take a snap.
  2. Press “Send to.”
  3. From the list, click on the emoji you’ve chosen for a friend or a group of friends.

According to some sources, you can add around 200 people in one shortcut for a group.

How to Add Snapchat Widget to an iPhone Screen

If you want to add a Snapchat shortcut to your iPhone screen, follow these steps:

  1. Find the app on your home screen and long press on it. 
  2. Tap “Edit” at the bottom of the screen to add widgets.
  3. Press the “+” sign. 
  4. In the Snapchat widget options, select the people you want to add to your screen. 
  5. Choose “Create New Shortcut.”
  6. Enter a name for your shortcut.

After this, your friends or streaks will be a click away.

How to Add Snapchat Widget to an Android Screen

If you want to add a Snapchat shortcut to your Android screen, follow these steps:

  1. Long press on the home screen.
  2. Hit “Widgets,” and you’ll see many different app widgets.
  3. Find a Snapchat widget that shows a few icons.
  4. When you click on it, you’ll see a window where you can add people to the list.
  5. After that, you can place it anywhere on your screen.

To Sum Up

In this blog post, I covered why you should use Snapchat shortcuts and how to make and use one. I also provided the steps to add it to your iPhone or Android screen.

I hope this was helpful and that you now know how to make a shortcut on Snapchat. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.