But this is only scratching the surface of your text—there are two other options for how your captions display. Once you’ve entered your text (with the text editor still open), tap the ‘T’ in the top-right corner of your display. This will change the design of your text from small with a transparent window, to bold, large, and background-less, a massive design change. It will also uncenter your text, making it flush left. In terms of size, it’s similar to increasing your font size on a computer from 12 to 36 or 48—a large increase in both legibility and screen real estate. Oh, and we should mention—if you tap the ‘T’ while you’re not in text-editing mode, it will open the text editor for you. Just tap the ‘T’ again for the large, bold, flush-left text.
If we’re going to cover how text works in Snapchat, we need to start with the very basics before moving onto more advanced tactics and designs. For brand-new Snapchat users, even placing text on a Snap might be a bit confusing to start with. For most users, simply known how text size and positioning works will be enough to get their feet wet in the world of Snapchat before moving on to bigger and bolder designs. So, grab your smartphone, open the Snapchat app, and take a photo. From here, it’s easy to add text anywhere on your picture.