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How to play guitar on Snapchat

Published on 2016-02-17

In the Snapchat app you have to keep a finger on the red button to record so unless you are an alien with a 3rd arm or you have a buddy around to take the snap while you play, you can't do it. But there's a solution to that very important issue for guitar players who want to snap AND play their guitar! On iOS you just have to activate AssistiveTouch, here's the procedure.

How to play guitar on snapchat

Here's the setup you have to do first on iOS

  • Go to Settings > Accessibility
  • Then turn on AssistiveTouch

Snapchat AssistiveTouch

  • Record a gesture as shown in the video below

Once the gesture is recorded you will have something like that on your iPhone:

SnapchatAssistiveTouch2

How to record a snap and play

  • In the Snapchat app, tap on the AssistiveTouch white sphere and select the gesture you programmed
  • When you are ready, tap the red button which will start the recording process right away

Example of a handsfree snap

The iPhone is mounted on a Gorilla Pod and I start the recording by pushing the red button only once.

Add me on Snapchat for guitar snaps

I hope you found this article useful. Please let me know if you use Snapchat to post guitar snaps. I will add you right away on my account and include you in the Guitar Snapchat Directory.

My Snapchat handle is pierrejournel (App link)

Snapchat The Guitar Channel: pierrejournel

Until the next article, keep on playing the guitar!

Pierre.

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