Get creative with your Snapchat identity!

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These are all valid Snapcodes

Just because Snapchat has a very … vibrant brand identity, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with taxicab yellow for your Snapcode.

I’ve experimented with QR-Codes enough to know you can push the boundaries of what will still be recognisable by the camera & software used to detect and decode it.

So what are the limits of the Snapcode? Let’s find out …

👍 You CAN change the yellow background

👍 You CAN show only the black outlines

👍 You CAN use it as a watermark (on simple backgrounds)

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These work — try them!

👍 You CAN change the colour of the ghost

👍 You CAN change the colour of the lines

👍 You CAN change the colour of everything (presumably preserving the contrast)

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Still all good here.

👍 You CAN take the opacity down to about 10–20% and overlay it

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You can’t do this.

🙅 You can NOT remove the ghost

🙅 You can NOT remove the rounded square border

🙅 You can NOT obscure the ghost

🙅 You can NOT obscure the border

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I was surprised this still works!

👍 You CAN obscure quite a few of the dots

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