Snapchat is a social networking app that lets you send pictures or videos to other Snapchatters. Released in 2011, the platform came to be after a group of Stanford University students came together to work on a project for a product design class.
Almost immediately, the app took off. Why? People were a fan of the “disappearing snaps” feature—they liked the fact that whatever they sent were only available for a limited time. By 2012, nearly 20 million photos were being shared on the app every day!
Fast forward to 2019 and Snapchat has over 187 million active users. If anything, they are one of the most popular camera apps available for mobile devices!
Soccer Snapchat Lens Codes
Snapchat offers plenty of features. For instance, aside from “disappearing snaps”, there’s also the option of creating “stories.” In recent years, however, most of the attention has gone towards their lenses and filters. Basically, they allow you to customize your snap with various graphical overlays. Some are only available at certain locations (geofilters), whereas others can be used anywhere.
What’s neat is that many of their lenses make use of augmented reality and face detection technologies. In other words, they let you add real-time or 3D rendered effects to your snap! As far as types of lenses go, there are plenty. If you can imagine it, it probably already exists! Ultimately, we have Lens Studio to thank for that—it’s a Snapchat tool that allows people to easily create their lenses.
So, does it surprise you that there are several soccer filters out there? More specifically, many are geared towards FIFA and the World Cup. Are you a fan of the sport? Want to check out some of these overlays? Then you’re at the right place! We’ll be highlighting some of the best soccer effects below. Keep reading to find out what they are!
Our Favorite Soccer Snapchat Lenses & Filters for 2019
Why not show your love for soccer with one of these Snapchat filters?
1. World Cup Russia 2018 Snapchat Filter
Are you into FIFA? Did you tune into the 2018 World Cup tournament—the one that took place in Russia? In celebration of the sports event, someone made a Snapchat filter that allowed fans to celebrate in style!
As you can see from the example image, the filter gave users a “World Cup Russia” hat—one that included half a soccer ball. That’s not all, the effect also gave a pair of funky-looking frames. At the bottom of the screen was also a banner that read “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.”
Interestingly enough, the lens is still active, despite having been made for the 2018 World Cup. So if you want, you can still use it! Just disregard the year and you’re good.
2. Zabivaka Mascot Snapchat Lens
Did you watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup? If so, you must be familiar with their official mascot, Zabivaka. Selected by internet voting in Russia, the anthropomorphic wolf is known for wearing orange goggles and a t-shirt that says “Russia 2018.”
Given his popularity during the games, it’s not surprising to know that he was featured in a Snapchat filter! Once activated, it allowed users to adopt his look—that is, it would add pointy ears and orange goggles to their face. Zabivaka himself also appeared as a small image at the bottom of the screen. What’s more, is that the lens would fill the screen with celebratory confetti!
3. Zabivaka Soccer Snapchat Filter
Want more Zabivaka? You got it! Here’s another filter featuring the 2018 World Cup Mascot! What does it do, you ask? It’ll insert the little guy into your snap! Yup, it’s an AR effect.
What’s cool about this lens is that it’ll let you control Zabivaka’s movements! Use your finger to draw him a path and he’ll go wherever you want him to go. He won’t just be walking either, he’ll be kicking around a soccer ball—as expected from the World Cup mascot! From the looks of it, he has quite the skills too.
4. World Cup Glasses Snapchat Lens
Last year, Snapchat released a filter that allowed fans to show their support for their favorite World Cup teams. Once activated, it’d add a pair of virtual glasses to their face. What’s cool, though, is that users were able to pick the team that they wanted to support—the corresponding colors would then appear on the frame.
That’s not all, the filter also came with its own background. As you can see in the example image, it added a bunch of virtual soccer balls behind the user. Pretty neat for an official filter! Too bad it’s not available anymore, though.
5. Fox World Cup Snapcode
Fox also joined in on the fun last year during the FIFA World Cup championships—they sponsored a lens that tied into the match between Portugal and Spain!
The filter featured two different effects. Using the front-facing camera, fans were able to pick their allegiance and transport themselves into the stadium in Sochi, Russia. On the back camera, they’re able to play a mini-game where the goal is to flick a soccer ball into a goal.
Given that it was limited time only, however, it is no longer available on the app.
6. Australia Fan Face Snapchat Lens
During the World Cup last year, a bunch of “fan face” lenses were released on Snapchat. Essentially, they allowed fans to show their support for their country during the games. Once activated, the country’s flag would appear at the top of the screen.
The same thing will also appear as a faint overlay on the individual’s face. Take the Australia fan face for instance, as you can see in the example image, the country’s blue and white flag appears twice in the snap. The same effect was available for many other countries including Portugal, Russia, Panama, England, Germany, France, and more.
7. Women’s World Cup Snapcode
Who says guys get to have all the fun? The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a thing too! As a matter of fact, it’s ongoing as we speak. In celebration of the event, Fox Sports created an AR lens for Snapchat.
Unlike the lens that they’ve made in the past, they plan on updating it for each game throughout the tournament. For now, though, it features a virtual version of Alex Morgan—you know, the player who grabbed the headlines by scoring five goals in France recently? She’ll appear on your screen as soon as you unlock the snapcode—of course, in all of her soccer gear!
8. Nike’s Shoppable USWNT Snapchat Lens
Last month, Nike partnered up with US Soccer to create an AR lens—one that allowed fans to rock a new look on Snapchat. More specifically, it added a jersey overlay to the user’s body. The brand’s famous slogan, “Just Do It” also appeared at the top of the screen.
Available only on May 9th, the lens is unique in that it’s shoppable. In other words, it gave fans the opportunity to actually buy the jersey from the app. A swipe up opportunity was added that allowed users to access the shop. Allegedly, it’s the first time that Nike has ever done such a thing on Snapchat!
9. Gatorade AR Snapchat Filter
Just recently, Gatorade released a Dr. Seuss-inspired lens on Snapchat. Timed with the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the filter allows users to enter the world of Every Day Is Your Day starring soccer plays Mallory Pugh and Mia Hamm. How? Through a special portal that’ll appear once you unlock the snapcode!
Once you’ve entered through the portal, you’ll be able to walk around and explore the world. There’s even an opportunity to score a goal! You’ll probably recognize the various scenes if you’ve watched the Dr. Seuss movie. Be sure to check it out if you’re a fan—it’ll be available for Snapchat until July 8th!
10. Google’s Barcelona Stadium Snapcode
Last year, Google collaborated with Snapchat on a new augmented reality world lens—one that showed off their AR software, ARCore. Debuted at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the filter allows users to “walk into” the stadium via a portal of sorts.
From there, they’re able to get an up-close and personal look at the arena. A familiar-looking red and blue soccer ball will also appear on the screen! To top it all off, the filter comes with realistic sound effects. Of what? Why, the crowd, of course! If you listen carefully, you might be able to make out the background music as well.
11. Longest Goal Snapchat Lens
What’s the best part of a soccer game? When your favorite team scores, of course! Are you one of those people who like to shout in excitement when that happens? If so, you might enjoy this filter by UNICEF.
You can think of it as a mini-game—the goal is to shout “goal” as long as possible! To do that, all you have to do is open your mouth. So essentially, you just want to keep it open for as long as possible—your score will go up with every second! How high will you be able to get it? Maybe you can challenge your friends too!