How to Make a Shortcut on Snapchat

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Have you ever wanted to send a Snap to a friend on the Snapchat app, but you can’t find them quickly enough?

Well, problem solved! There’s a Snapchat Widget called Shortcut that you can use to quickly find multiple contacts on Snapchat without wasting your precious time.

You can add chat shortcuts on Snapchat directly from the application, and on top of that, your phone’s OS allows you to do the same.

So, let us show you how a friend’s bitmoji shortcut works right away!

Today’s guide will focus on the following:

  • How to make a shortcut on Snapchat;
  • Things you must know about the Shortcut Feature on Snapchat;
  • How to use Snapchat shortcuts.

What Is Shortcut on Snapchat?

Snapchat Shortcuts is one of the exciting features that Snapchat is constantly implementing on chats.

When you add a new shortcut, you can directly access a friend’s chat with your favorite contacts on this social media platform.

This allows you to continue Snap Streaks easily, which is why they are also known as Snap Streaks Shortcuts by the Snapchat community.

So, if you don’t want to lose Streaks, then the Streak Shortcut feature is your friend! Let us show you how to make use of the shortcut emoji on your Snapchat account right away.

How to Make a Shortcut on Snapchat

Everyone can create a shortcut on Snapchat, and doing so is quite easy!

The first thing that you must do to create stickers shortcuts is to do so within the Snapchat ecosystem, and whether you have an iOS or Android phone, these are the steps you must follow.

Step 1: Open Snapchat and Create a Snap

The only way to access the Shortcut option is by sending Snaps.

Open Snapchat, and on the home screen, tap the Shutter Button.

Record a Snap, take a picture, or select a photo from your camera roll.

Then, when you are done creating the Snap, proceed with the next step.

Step 2: Select “Send To” and Tap on “Create Shortcut”

Now, after the Snap is created on the home screen, tap on Send To at the bottom right corner of the screen, which is an arrow button.

Then, when you are about to send it, look for the Create Shortcut button.

Step 3: Tap “Choose Emoji” and Select Snapchat Contacts

After you tap on Create Shortcut on the Snapchat app, a new window will open. Here is where you manage the Snapchat Widget.

What you need to do is to select what your friend’s bitmoji shortcut will be.

You can choose a single emoji, and this bitmoji account will be used to identify your Snap buddies.

All in all, the contact list will open, and you can look for the friends you want to add chat shortcuts to by using the search bar.

Step 4: Use Snapchat Shortcuts to Send Snaps!

After you select Friends for your Snapchat Shortcut, you will be good to go! The Snapchat shortcut will appear on your chat window.

You can create shortcuts multiple times.

This means that you are able to make multiple shortcuts at once if you please.

Forget about looking for your friends on the Snap Map - use the Streaks Shortcuts Option and never lose a Snap Streak again!

How to Add Snapchat Shortcut On iOS

The good thing about shortcuts on Snapchat is the fact that you can add them to your iPhone’s home screen as well. If you have an iOS, follow these steps:

  1. On your main iPhone screen, look for the Today View screen;
  2. Here, tap the Edit button and then select the + sign;
  3. Use the search bar to look for the Snapchat Widget;
  4. Here, the Widget of your friend’s shortcut will appear. Add it to the home screen;
  5. At last, just send Snaps by using the Snapchat shortcut you just created!

How to Create Shortcuts for Snapchat on Android

Android users are not being left out! You can also add shortcuts on Snapchat to your Android’s main screen like this:

  1. On your phone’s home screen, look for the Options button;
  2. Then, tap on Widgets, and a new screen will open;
  3. Tap on Create Widgets, and look for Snapchat;
  4. Tap on Snapchat, and select your contact’s shortcuts by looking for their emoji.

As simple as that! Shortcuts on Snapchat are quite easy to use, and thanks to this step-by-step guide, you are ready to make the best out of them.

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Can Snapchat Users Know I Add them to Chat Shortcuts?

No - when you create shortcuts on Snapchat, other users won’t know that you did so. There is no such thing as a “You have been added to a Shortcut” notification, so rest assured that no one would know.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.