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How To Share Snapchat Code?

How To Share Snapchat Code

Snapchat code, or simply Snapcode, is one of the most distinctive features of Snapchat that makes this platform experience a bit more exceptional than others. It is a unique code that enables you to add friends, access new lenses and filters, and unlock other fun stuff.

Snapchat allows all Snapchatters to make friends as easily as by scanning their Snapcodes. Similarly, others can add you too on Snapchat by a quick scan of your Snapcode. To do all that, you need to share your Snapcode and let others scan it.

Quick Answer

You can share your Snapchat code literally in seconds. Locate your Snapcode and open it. Select ‘Share Snapcode’ and choose the platform where you want to share. You can determine how you want to share it (as a post, story, status, feed, or send to anyone separately, depending on your chosen platform).

So, let’s learn more in detail about sharing our Snapchat codes.

How To Share Your Snapcode?

Besides introducing auto-disappearing content (Snaps and Stories) and unique lenses and filters (dog with tongue out, flower crown, rainbow puke, and others), Snapchat did not stop here.

In 2015, Snapchat introduced another remarkable feature meant to take the experience of using Snapchat to a whole new level. The feature we are talking about is — Snapcode.

Snapcode is a unique code that functions like a QR code upon scan. Once scanned, it opens a whole new world of experiences for Snapchatters.

It allows Snapchatters to add friends by simply scanning a Snapcode on the Snapchat App. It is the simplest and easiest way to make friends (easier than any other social media and obviously in-person).

So, these are the steps for sharing your Snapcode.

Step #1: Finding Your Snapcode

It is simple to locate the Snapcode on your Snapchat App. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Open Snapchat on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  3. Besides your name, you will see a yellow box; tap it.

This is your Snapcode, which consists of a yellow box with several dots.

Snapcode can unlock various features for you on Snapchat, but the most predominant one is automatically adding friends on Snapchat.

Step #2: Sharing Your Snapcode

Once you have accessed your Snapcode, it takes seconds to share it with the world. 

When you access your Snapcode, a few options pop up for you to choose from. To share Snapcode, tap on the ‘Share Snapcode‘ option.

When you tap on the ‘Share Snapcode’ option, it will ask you where you want to share it. It will give you various social media platforms — WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, etc.- and the download option. 

Click on any social media of your choice and share your Snapcode individually with your friends or share it as a story, post, status, or in your feed (however suits you).


You can also download your Snapcode or save it in your camera roll to use later. Once saved, you can upload it to your website, social media, or blogs.

How To Add Someone With Their Snapcode?

If you have someone’s Snapcode, you can add them in seconds by scanning that Snapcode.

Method #1: Scanning From Another Device

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device.
  2. Flip your camera to use the rear camera (tap the two arrows making the rectangle icon).
  3. Open the saved Snapcode on another device.
  4. Point your camera to the screen with Snapcode to scan. Tap and hold for a few seconds.
  5. The camera automatically scans the Snapcode and takes you to their profile.
  6. Tap on ‘Add Friend‘ to add them to your Snapchat.

Method #2: Scanning From Camera Roll

You can also scan Snapcode from the camera roll; here’s how:

  1. Open Snapchat on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  3. Tap the settings icon in the top right corner.
  4. Select “Snapcodes.”
  5. Choose “Scan from Camera Roll.”
  6. Choose the Snapcode from your camera roll to scan.

When the scan is finished, the Snapcode will become a winking ghost icon, and you will get a pop-up to add the person.


Please avoid sharing your Snapcode with strangers. These strangers can be scammers or, worse cyber criminals. There is always a danger of getting scammed, harassed, threatened, or hacked by them if you do not exercise due diligence.

If your teenager uses Snapchat, keep an eye on them or talk to them about the dangers associated with their privacy concerns on Snapchat. Many cases reported revealed some teens’ involvement in sharing inappropriate content on Snapchat. This content often ended up in the wrong hands, resulting in mental, emotional, and even physical trauma.


Snapchat is a pioneer of many things, from short-lived auto-vanishing content to beautiful filters and lenses. Snapcode is also one of the fortes that make Snapchat stand out among all other social media platforms.

These Snapcodes are unique, scannable codes, like a QR code. Once scanned, they open so much for the users to relish and wonder. One such thing is that it enables users to add people as easily as by scanning Snapcode.

You can share these Snapcodes with all your friends on any social media platform, as explained in easy steps in the article. Once your friends scan your Snapcode using their Snapchat camera, they will automatically add you to Snapchat.

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