The 13 Basic AF Snapchats We’ve All Taken
1. The 'bored' selfie that clearly took 15 tries and three filters to achieve.
We know every snap you send feels like an inspired bout of hilarity, but chances are it is probably inspired in at least some little way or another by one of the 13 most basic snaps, the bread and butter of all Snapchats, if you will.
Here they are in all their glory - and don't even try to pretend you haven't done each and every one. We know you have.
The Hot Dog
Yup, forget the purple glowy flowers or gold butterfly crown, the doggy filter will always be the OG of Snapchat filters, and thus have a special place in all of our hearts. Mainly because it’s kinda cute but also makes everyone look at least 67% better than they do IRL. How? HOW, SNAPCHAT?
The ‘Bored’ selfie
Which actually took approx. 15 tries, 3 filters and a strategically placed sticker/text bar to hide that godawful spot that’s been lurking on your chin for what feels like forever.
The Kylie Jenner singalong attempt
Don’t pretend you haven’t tried the ol’ KJ sultry lip-sync to your fave tune. We’ve all tried it. Most of us have failed.
The smug holiday snap
When other people send envy-inducing snaps of gorgeous beaches or beautiful sun-drenched swimming pools along with a: ‘how’s your Monday going???’, you want to smush a gross old banana into their face, right? And yet that doesn’t stop you sending exactly the same kinda snap as soon as you set foot on vacay, does it? We humans are a strange breed.
The ‘I am a culinary genius’ snap
In retrospect that Thai Green Curry you were convinced could give Jamie Oliver a run for his money probs didn’t deserve 10 entire snaps dedicated to it’s awesomeness. You were pROUD OK?
The secret filter
You know what we mean - a friend is sitting across the room, minding their own bizniss, when before they know it you’ve done a sneaky zoom in on their face with that filter that makes everyone look like a sad fish. Or the one that gives people tiny eyes. *shudders*
The hilarious faceswap
The one swap that just goes SO right you can’t breathe from laughing after it’s taken.
The risky selfie
The one you’re really not sure about (do you look #edgy or just #lame?), so you put a 3 second timer on to make sure people/your crush don’t get a chance to look at it tooooo hard.
The stranger snap
Man falls asleep in front of you on the train. You snap him and draw something hilarious on or around him. Something to think about: we’ve probably all been ‘the stranger’ at some point in our lives.
The cute child snap
Whether it’s a younger brother, sister, niece, nephew or cousin: Snapchat filter + small child is impossible to resist.
The animal snap
See above, but substitute the words ‘small child’ for ‘any kind of animal’.
The horrendously uggers selfie
Usually taken from a sort of below-the-chin type angle, and sent only to a trusted and select few. NEVER EVER EVER added to a story.
The gig snap
Because it would be really mean NOT to show your pals how much fun you’re having watching your absolute faves smash it on stage. You’re providing a service, really.
- By Lizzie Cox.