If you're running into the "Snapchat is a camera app" error, it's time to allow camera access on Snapchat.
Whether you want to record a video on Snapchat or share a snap with a group chat or a specific friend, you'll need to allow the app to access your camera. This step is crucial because, without it, your ability to use Snapchat becomes quite limited.
But fret not, for this guide is your trusty companion in navigating the process of granting camera access to Snapchat on both mobile and PC.
How to allow camera access on Snapchat on mobile
When you open the Snapchat app and it lacks camera access, it should ideally trigger a prompt for you to grant camera access. However, if this prompt doesn't appear, you can manually configure the settings by following the provided steps.
How to allow camera access on Snapchat on Android
- On your Android device, go to Settings > Apps
- Find Snapchat from the app list
- Tap Permissions > Camera
- Tap allow to grant camera access
How to allow camera access on Snapchat on iPhone
- On your iPhone, go to Settings
- Scroll down to find Snapchat
- Toggle the switch next to "Camera"
And that's how you grant camera access to Snapchat. Now that you've got the camera access sorted, why not explore some popular Snapchat filters like the popular no beard filter or the viral Disney Pixar filter?
How to allow camera access on Snapchat on a PC
If you use Snapchat on a PC or laptop, granting camera access to the web app is necessary to facilitate video calls and send snaps to your friends.
Here are the steps you need to take to allow camera access on Snapchat on PC:
- Open Snapchat Web on your PC via a browser
- Click on the padlock icon positioned to the left of the address bar
- Toggle the switch next to "Camera" to enable camera access
And there you have it, the process of granting camera access to Snapchat on PC. Before you head off, take a moment to decode the hidden meaning of the flashing text on Snapchat, and also learn about the Snapchat Plus planets.