What is a Cameo selfie on Snapchat? (2021)

The Snapchat iOS and Android app can be a lot of fun. One particularly enjoyable feature is Snapchat Cameos, but some users find them confusing. The name isn’t really self-explanatory, so what is a Cameo selfie on Snapchat? Here’s the latest on how to create and share Cameos in 2021.

Snapchat Cameos | How to make and send Cameo selfies

What is a cameo selfie on Snapchat?

A lot of people assume that Cameo selfies on Snapchat have something to do with the Cameo app, where users pay celebrities for custom messages. In reality, that isn’t the case at all.

Taking a Cameo selfie on Snapchat allows users to create and send Cameos to their friends. Cameos are amusing GIFs that integrate Cameo selfies, placing users’ faces into a scene. They’re a fun and creative way to communicate on Snapchat, easily accessible from the Chat screen.

How to take a Cameo selfie on Snapchat in 2021

  1. Open a Chat.
  2. Tap the emoji icon next to the “Send a chat” text field.
  3. Tap the icon at the bottom of the screen with two overlapping faces.
    • One has a perforated edge, while the other features a “+” symbol.
  4. Tap on any Cameo tile.
  5. Take a Cameo selfie, ensuring to stay within the face outline and not smile.
  6. Choose whether or not to enable two-person Cameos.

Enabling two-person Cameos gives other Snapchat users permission to use the Cameo selfie in their own Cameos.

How to update a Cameo selfie on Snapchat for 2021

  1. Open a Chat.
  2. Tap the emoji icon to the right of the text field.
  3. Select a Cameo tile.
  4. Tap the “… More” option.
  5. Select “New Selfie” to take an updated Cameo selfie.

How to send Cameos on Snapchat in 2021

  1. Open a Chat.
  2. Tap the emoji icon beside the text field.
  3. Select the icon with two overlapping faces at the bottom.
  4. Tap the desired Cameo tile.
  5. Press “Send” to share the Cameo.

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