Snapchat's filters, brush tools and more enable creators to transform their short videos into compelling content. A lesser-known filter that's starting to gain traction instantly adds a reverse effect.

This eye-catching filter is a quick way to keep eyes glued to your Snap. In a few taps, videos can become flashbacks, scroll-stopping magic tricks, and funny replays. There are a few things to keep in mind before rushing off to try it out. The reverse filter only works on videos no longer than ten seconds and you can't change the speed. If this is important to you, I've got you covered.

In this article, I'm sharing how to reverse a video on Snapchat. Then, I'll cover how to reverse longer videos and change the speed in Kapwing.

How to Reverse a Video on Snapchat

Reversing a video and audio on Snapchat is a straight-forward process. At the end of this section, you'll have a share-worthy video to post to your Story. Let's get started.

  1. Open Snapchat on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Long-press the record button to film a ten second snap.
  3. Tap the yellow checkmark and swipe left until you get to the filter with the reverse icon.

From here, your video and audio will instantly play in reverse. You can decide to mute the sound and spruce up your video even more with Snapchat's editing tools.

The text tool is great for adding short captions for context and the brush tool allows you to make colorful art and paint with emojis. There are two options for sharing your video. You can tap "story" so all of your followers can watch the video or tap "send to" to share the video directly with a friend.

How to Reverse Longer Snapchat Videos

Let's be honest. While the reverse filter is easy to use, ten seconds is not enough time to create a great video. Instead of abandoning all hopes of reversing longer video, you can use Kapwing's reverse tool. Kapwing is a free video editor that helps modern creators edit, store and make media online.

Step One: Open Kapwing's Reverse Tool

Head over to Kapwing on your iPhone, Android, PC or tablet, then click tools and reverse video. I recommend using your mobile device to quickly navigate from Kapwing back to Snapchat.

Step Two: Upload a Video

Tap upload to add a video from your camera roll or you can paste a link to a video. With the free version of Kapwing, you can export videos up to seven minutes long and edit and store content for up to two days.  

Step Three: Change the Speed

You can choose from three different speeds including 0.5x for a subtle change, 1x, and 2x to really amp up the pace. Your audio will be reversed too, but if you want, you can tap the mute button to silence the audio.

Step Four: Export and Download

Watch your reversed video a few times to make sure you're happy with the outcome. When you're ready, tap create at the bottom of the screen to begin processing the video. You can create a free Kapwing account to remove the watermark, then tap download to save the video to your iPhone or Android.  

We're always happy to see what you've made in Kapwing, so feel free to tag us on Twitter or Instagram to show your work! Check out the articles below for more Snapchat content and head over to YouTube for more Kapwing and TikTok tutorials.

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