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How to reverse a video in Snapchat?

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Snapchat is a rather popular messaging app mainly because of its privacy-focused features such as disappearing messages and screenshot notifications. However, Snapchat messaging doesn’t revolve around text but photos and videos instead.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of filters and effects for users to choose from when sending a snap to their friends. These effects can do anything from changing the colour tone of your photo or video to speeding it up, slowing it down or even reversing your clip.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to reverse a video in Snapchat.

Also read: How to see how many friends you have on Snapchat?

Reverse Snapchat videos

Reversing a video in Snapchat is just as easy as taking one. Just record a video, and select the ever-present video reverse effect. Snapchat has several effects like speed up, slow motion and reverse always available for its users.

How to reverse a video in Snapchat?
Keep swiping left until you see the reverse filter.
  • Open Snapchat and record your video using the capture button at the bottom. 
  • Swipe to the left until you come across a filtere with two arrows pointing backwards. This is the video reverse filter and is present even when your device isn’t connected to the internet along with the speed up and slow down filters. 

And that’s all you need to do to slow down your snap, or as Snapchat likes to call it, snapsterpiece. You can now either save the video to your camera roll or send it to your friends. 

Keep in mind that you might have to swipe several times before you see these filters, as Snapchat keeps adding occasional filters before these. Another thing to note is that this filter is only applicable to videos recorded inside Snapchat and are under 10 seconds.

Also read: How to screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing?


Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: