How to slow down a video on Snapchat from iPhone

How to slow down a video on Snapchat on iPhone

Snapchat is all about excellent filters, effects, and fun. One such inbuilt tool that it recently introduced is a slow-motion video. As evident from its name, it modifies the video playback speed and slows it down, which results in a cool story.

So, get your somersaulting video and see how to slow it down before you post it to Snapchat using your iPhone.

Using the Snapchat app

  1. Go to Snapchat and shoot a video or tap the photo icon to select a video from Camera Roll.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Swipe horizontally until you see a snail icon on the screen.
  4. That’s the slow-motion effect. (Rabbit icon is the opposite). Tap the share button to post the slow-mo video to Snapchat.Add slow motion video effect using Snapchat app

Alternative methods to make Snapchat Slo-mo videos on iPhone

Shoot video using iPhone Camera

iPhone 5s and later can shoot slow-motion video from the inbuilt Camera app – no after-effects needed. The good part is that Snapchat (ensure to update the app) supports slo-mo videos you shoot on your iPhone.

  1. Open the iPhone Camera app and swipe left to right until you reach SLO-MO.
  2. Press the red shutter button to start recording.
  3. Once done, post this video to Snapchat. It will retain the slow-motion effects.
  4. You may also add Snapchat’s video edits.

    Add slow motion video effect using iPhone Camera app

Pro Tip: You may also tap Edit in the Photos app and adjust the video clip portion where you want the slow-motion effect. Learn how to change the slow-motion video recording speed on iPhone.

Using a third-party video editing iOS app

The App Store has several apps that let you add a slow-motion effect to the video. Launch and search for ‘slow-motion video maker.‘ Download one that has good ratings.

I am using Slow Motion Video FX Editor for this article. Learn how to use this app to slow down a video:

  1. Open the app, choose your video from the Camera Roll, and tap Next.
  2. Tap Adjust.
  3. Easiest: Tap Basic and drag the slider to the left to slow down the video. Tap the checkmark → share icon from the top → Save.

    Easiest way to use third party app to slow down a video
  4. Alternatively: Drag the point blue points down to slow down a portion of the video. You may also get creative and speed up a part of the video and slow down the rest. Tap New Point to add more points and drag it up (to speed up) or down (to slow the video).

    Another way to use third party app to slow down a video

I hope this short guide was helpful and you have your answer. If you need assistance, please use the comments section below.

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