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So, you’ve decided to dip your toe into the Snapchat world. But let’s get real for a sec: The main reason you joined was for the selfie filters. The only thing, though, is, um, how do you get to them? Here’s a quick tutorial.

What you do: Open up Snapchat and put the app’s camera on selfie mode. Next, press and hold your finger to the screen over your face. When you see a series of lines flash, you’re golden. Snapchat filters are on and ready to use. 

Now what? Scroll through the filter options at the bottom of the screen. Sure, there’s the slobbery dog, but there’s also about 15 more you can choose from like stretching your face or donning a flower crown. (FYI, Snapchat filters update and rotate all the time.) When you find the perfect one, hit record and save it to your story.

Gah, this is so silly. But also so addictive and fun.

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