How to add a background on Snapchat using the app’s new tools

How to add a background on Snapchat  using the app’s new tools
Snapchat introduced more tools. Robyn Beck/Getty Images
Snapchat introduced more tools. Robyn Beck/Getty Images

Snapchat rolled out an array of new features for iOS and Android users on Wednesday. One of the features is backdrops — the ability to place colorful and artful patterns behind any of their photo snaps.

To use this feature, make sure you have updated to the most recent version of Snapchat. Then, open the app and take a photo snap. Tap on the “scissors” in the vertical toolkit and the backdrop icon will appear — it is a square.

Clicking the scissors icon and then the backdrop icon will bring forth a series of backdrops.
Clicking the scissors icon and then the backdrop icon will bring forth a series of backdrops. Snapchat

Once you select the icon, a series of backdrops will appear. You can scroll through to see them all. the variety of backdrops available will change daily.

The backdrops will change from day to day.
The backdrops will change from day to day. Snapchat

After picking the backdrop of your choice, trace the object or the area of the Snap that you want to bring to the foreground. You can also change backdrops after tracing.

Snapchat rolled out new backgrounds globally.
Snapchat rolled out new backgrounds globally. Snapchat