Snapchat is an app for mobile phones that allows users to exchange photos and videos aka “snaps”. If anything, it’s become one of the most popular social media networks among teens. What sets it apart from other camera apps? You can make it so that whatever you send will self-destruct after a few seconds. That way, you know for sure it isn’t going to end up somewhere else.
One of the great things about Snapchat is that there are many customization options. Not only can you add captions, but you can also personalize your snap with stickers, music, and doodles.
If you want, you can also apply a filter or lens. For those who don’t know, they’re graphical overlays that you can add to your snap. Effect-wise, it all depends on what you’re using. For example, some will augment your picture with 3D objects while others will change your appearance altogether. Sounds cool right?
New Year Countdown Snapchat Filters & Lenses
Well, guess what? There are thousands of these snap filters that you can choose from. Given that, it’s not surprising to know that there are some that you can use for the New Year’s as well! What better way to celebrate the arrival of 2021, right? (I’m sure all of us are sick of 2020 by now).
Not only will it be fun, but you can use it to keep track of just how many days are left until the new year as well!
Top New Year Countdown Snapchat Filters & Lenses For 2021
Without further adieu, here are some New Year countdown filters that you can use for 2021!
1. Happy New Year 2021 Snapchat Filter
Bummed out that you can’t have a New Year’s party? Well, you can always celebrate with your friends virtually! For example, you can send them a snap with this filter. Simply scan the snapcode and it’ll work its magic. The next thing you know, you’ll be wearing a colorful party hat.
That’s not all, there will also be a pair of groovy-looking frames over your eyes and what’s that on the lenses? 2021! The highlight, though, isn’t the hat nor the glasses—it’s the countdown that will appear on your forehead. It’s not very visible in the example but trust me, it’s there. It’ll tell you in big letters just how many days are left until 2020 is over!
2. New Year Mood Snapchat Lens
Want to know exactly when 2021 will start? Then why not use this filter? It’ll add a countdown to your snap so that you’ll know exactly how many days, hours and seconds are left until the New Year’s. And all you have to do is scan the snapcode—it’ll work its magic instantly!
Before you know it, a bunch of numbers will appear on top of your head. It’ll say “2020” in big, glowing letters at the top and at the bottom, you’ll be able to see the days, hours, and seconds left in the year. And for those who are wondering, yes, it’ll tick down in real time so be sure to catch it on video!
3. Happy New Year 2021 Snapchat Filter
Want to go all out with your virtual partying? If so, give this snap lens a go! Once it’s activated, your eyes will turn into disco balls. Well, kind of anyway (they’re actually glasses made to look like disco balls). That’s not all either—you see, they’ll also have a neon frame as you can see from the example above.
As for the countdown, it will appear at the top in big letters. And below it, it’ll say “Happy New Year!!” in green. And it might be hard to see from the cropped image but there will be confetti coming down from the sky as well cause you know, it’s a celebration! After what seems like forever, 2020 is finally coming to an end. Good riddance!
4. Countdown 2021 Snapchat Filter
How many days are left until 2021? That’s what this filter will tell you! Simply scan the snapcode and it’ll work its magic. Before you know it, a red banner will appear on the screen and on it will be the number of days, hours, and minutes left until the new year. If anything, all it’s missing is the seconds!
That’s not the only thing that the filter will do either. It’ll also fill the screen with tons of glowing stars—some red, some blue. In fact, you’ll actually be able to see them come down. If anything, it’s like being in a star shower or something. Oh, and as far as the red banner goes, you can place it wherever you want on the screen. Just move it with your finger!
5. New Years Count Snapchat Lens
What do you think of purple and green? Because those are the colors of this filter! For those who are interested in giving it a go, scan the snapcode. Once you do that, you’ll find yourself wearing a party hat. And for those who are wondering, of course, it’ll be purple and green! That’s not the main feature of this lens, though. Take a look at the number on your forehead—that’s the number of days left until the New Year’s!
And as you can see from the example, you’ll also be wearing some fancy-looking shades. As for the background, let’s just say that waves of color will appear behind you. Yes, everything is animated so it might be best to hold down that camera button!
6. NY Countdown Snapchat Filter
Here’s another countdown filter that you can use for the New Year’s! If anything, it’s just as colorful as some of the others that we’ve mentioned. For those who want to see the effect, scan the snapcode. From there, point the camera (it’ll turn on automatically) at yourself so that your face is within the frame.
With that, the effect will activate. The next thing you know, your screen will look like the example above. Not only will you be wearing a pair of glasses with kitties on the lenses, but there will also be a countdown on your forehead telling you how much time is left until the New Year’s. On top of that, rings of color will appear behind you!
7. Pink and Blue New Year Count Down Snapchat Filter
This filter is another color variation of the “party hat countdown” effect. As always, the first thing that you want to do is scan the snapcode. Almost immediately, the front camera will turn on and that will be your cue to smile—because the effect will come up right away!
Look at the screen—you’ll be wearing and pink, yellow and blue party hat with a purple pom pom at the top. And toward the bottom, will be the countdown. If you look closely, you’ll also be able to make out the words, “Happy New Year”! And what’s a party look without a pair of funky glasses right? Cause you’ll get some too. The background will also be super colorful with rings of pink, blue, and orange spreading behind you.
8. Bitmoji Happy New Year Snapchat Lens
Do you have a bitmoji? Because you’ll need one in order to use this filter. And for those who don’t know, it’s pretty much a cartoon avatar of yourself that you can use on Snapchat and other social media platforms. Anyway, enough of that, let’s talk about the filter!
As always, you want to activate the filter first by scanning the snapcode. From there, your bitmoji will appear on the screen with fireworks in hand—just like the example above. What’s a New Year’s celebration without fireworks, right? Even if it’s virtual. And as shown above, the words “Happy New Year” will appear at the top of the screen in pink!
Note: Yes, this filter doesn’t exactly contain a countdown but we figured that it’s too cool not to include in this list!
9. Pink and Blue New Year Countdown Snapchat Filter
Finally, here’s a pink and blue countdown filter for those who prefer those colors! You know the drill, right? Scan the snapcode to activate the effect. Once you do that, you’ll get your hat and glasses—and yes they will both be pink and blue.
Speaking of pink and blue, the background will also be filled with those colors as you can see from the example. As for the actual countdown, it’ll appear in white on the brim of your party hat! And like we said before, it’s probably best to take a video with this kind of animated filter.