Snapchat gifs

using snapchat filters to create gif reactions

*note: this project is not affiliated with Snapchat, it’s a project I worked on for fun using the Snapchat app and a feature that I think would be cool to add!

problem

I love Snapchat. However, many of my friends and family aren't on Snapchat. How can I barf rainbow for my cousin if she forgets she has the Snapchat app installed? 

Solution

Add a feature to Snapchat that allows users to download the video as a GIF to a Snapchat GIF keyboard. 

 

Process

I began my creative process through pure fascination with these facial recognition filters. I wanted an easy way to send them outside of Snapchat, to share the joy of the filters in everyday conversation. 

howitworks_forreal.gif

I added a simple step in the download process, giving the user a choice to save the Snapchat as a video or as a GIF. This process does not interrupt the already established user flow. When GIF is chosen, the GIF is saved into a new app, the Snapchat keyboard app. 

keyboard.gif

The Snapchat keyboard app is a collection of all the GIFs downloaded from Snapchat and can be used as an alternate keyboard.

conclusion

I worked on this project in February 2016 and had a lot of fun. To this day I use the GIFs in messages to friends and family!