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How to Use Snapchat to Send a Snap with Cartoon Face Lens

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Jul 17, 2024• Proven solutions

A cartoon effect that transforms people and pets into Pixar-Esque and Disney characters has been taking off on social media. People everywhere are posting videos of them acting like a princess, turning their pets into Disney-style animals, and some are reinventing famous movie sequences in an animated style. And, you too can send a snap with the cartoon face lens to your friends and groups!

Snapchat – one of the most loved social media apps – brings millions of users daily all thanks to its cool filters. From dog-eared filtered and AR stickers to anime filters, Snapchat has the ideal lens that will suit your taste. Obviously, the platform brings in new filters regularly to give others rest and it seems like another hit has recently entered its catalog. After all, Snapchat’s Cartoon Face lens has gone live and users are obsessed with the new look online.

Snapchat has rolled out a brand new Cartoon Lens that lets Snapchatters transform themselves into their own, unique cartoon character in real-time, right before your eyes!” Snapchat said. “Available globally on most people’s Carousel, the Lens uses machine learning to create a unique look just for you. Or, tap the Camera Roll button when the Lens is activated to see another image appear in anime-style too.

Snapchat’s Cartoon Face Lens enables you to transform yourself and your pets into a cute, adorable character with eyes that are straight out of a Disney movie. Want to try out the Cartoon Face Lens and know more about this filter? Read on.

Part 1: Why Do Snapchat’s Cartoon Filters Go Viral?

Have you been wondering why cartoon eyes are popping up everywhere on social media all of a sudden? Well, the answer is simple: it’s a new Lens loved by one and all.

Launched in August 2020, the Cartoon Face Lens replaces the eyes of the subject (be it you or your dog) with a set of oversized adorable cartoon eyes and eyebrows. Even though the filter isn’t officially associated with Disney, many fans are sharing that the Lens can turn any subject into a Disney character lookalike.

What’s more, when you send a snap using the cartoon face lens, you get the best response on your click. So, it’s no surprise that Snapchat’s Cartoon Face filter is so famous on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

snapchat cartoon face

Part 2: How to Send a Snap Using the Cartoon Face Lens from Snapchat?

Snapchat allows its users to use the Cartoon lens and send a snap with the cartoon face lens. All you need to do is make sure you have good internet connectivity to get the Snapchat app installed first. Wondering how to get a cool cartoon selfie and send it to your friends? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting a Cartoon face lens and sending snaps using it:

Step-1: Open the Snapchat app on your smartphone (ensure it’s the latest version)

Step-2: Go to the camera screen and click on the smiling face icon that’s positioned on the right side of your camera button

snapcaht smile face filter lens

Step-3: Next, you need to head to the cartoon lens. Hence, tap on “Explore” at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

explore cartoon face lens

Step-4: You will find a plethora of options and lens. Tap on the search bar to type “cartoon face” and search for the filter manually. You will see the Camera Face Lens come up as the first result. Make sure you have selected the one with “Snapchat” as the Creator.

snapchat cartoon lens search result page

Step-5: Select the filter to use for taking new photos or videos. Or, you can tap the Camera Roll button to try out the Cartoon Face Lens on other photos from your device’s Gallery by clicking on “Camera Roll”.

snap cartoon face camera roll

Step-6: Tap the blue arrow icon to send a snap using the cartoon face lens to your friends. You can also post it to your Story!

Perplexed about how to use the Cartoon 3D Style Lens that’s immensely popular among users nowadays? Here’s how:

Step-1: Launch the newest version of Snapchat

Step-2: Go to the Camera Screen option

Step-3: Tap on the smiling face icon to the right of your camera button

Step-4: Visit the Explore section

Step-5: Type “Cartoon 3D Style” on the search bar

Step-6: Click on the Cartoon 3D Style lens and you can either use it for images or movies to share or download.

Part 3: 4 Most Popular Snapchat Cartoon Face Lens

Snapchat filters are quick and fun editing presets any Snapchatter can use. Once you take a snap, you can swipe left or right to see and add color adjustments, Snapchat geo-filters, current time, stickers, weather, and everything you want.

Listed below are the popular Cartoon filters that are trending everywhere.

1.Cartoon 3D Style

Today, there’s no dearth of Disney-inspired filters out there. However, you can have a dynamic transformation with Snapchat’s Cartoon 3D Style Lens. This filter utilizes Augmented Reality to provide you a look inspired by Disneyland’s blockbuster Movie Frozen. Snapchat’s 3D Style filter allows gentlemen to look like Kristoff and women to look like Anna. Furthermore, couples love this Lens the most.

cartoon 3d snapchat face lens


2.Cartoon Face Lens

Snapchat’s Cartoon Face Lens can be effectively used on humans and animals. This filter swaps out your eyebrows and eyes for ones that look as if you belong in a Disney animated classic. What makes this Cartoon Face Lens a popular filter is that it portrays users in a completely different avatar. All you need is a smartphone with a camera and your Snapchat app to send a snap with the cartoon face lens to your friends.

send snap cartoon face


3.Cartoon Effect

The Cartoon Effect Lens of Snapchat is another cartoon filter that’s loved by millennial users. It is a weirdly realistic rendering of what you would look like as a cartoon. Besides paying good attention to the details, the Lens is pretty spot-on in mimicking your expressions.

snapchat cartoon effect

4.Anime Style

Snapchat’s Anime Style takes its inspiration from the animation style that originated from the East. The Anime Style Lens gives you a makeover in an anime-style of animation and follows each of your expressions in real-time. The filter has a nice soft shading style that’s surprisingly artistic and looks almost like it’s been hand-drawn. Also, it’s fun to try making different expressions as they tend to transform your new anime self entirely.

snapchat anime style face


Virtually revamping your overall look to resemble your favorite Cartoon character has never been easier, all thanks to the appearance-changing filters of Snapchat. Send a snap with the cartoon face lens daily to your friends and it will create a particular chain referred to as streak. So take cartoon selfies of yourself daily and develop the longest streak with your friends for as long as you can. More friends, more fun, and you will no longer be bored!

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Ollie Mattison
Ollie Mattison is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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