Why Can’t I Change My Snapchat Font? Caption Styles Will Finally Let Users Customize Text On Their Snaps

Ad failed to load

News about an update to pretty much any social media platform seems to always spread like wildfire — and I realize this is a totally cliche phrase, but you know that it's entirely appropriate in this case. One person in your friend group notices a previously unfamiliar feature on their Instagram or Twitter app and suddenly everyone else is madly searching Google for the details on how they too can get in on the newest version. In light of the recent news that you can now change the font of your Snapchat captions, you might experience this very scene... today. And if you're the one saying "Why can't I change my Snapchat font with the new Caption Styles update on the app," let me help clear things up so you can put your mad Google searching to rest.

Snapchat's new Caption Styles feature rolled out on Feb. 8 in conjunction with a few other cool functions, including 150 Lens templates (for iOS only) with which you can use to essentially create a custom filter for an event for as low as $9.99 (this is basically a simpler version of the On-Demand Geofilters that you're probably already familiar with from weddings and bachelorette parties). Caption Styles, however, is free to use (perk!) and is a really simple way to shake up the look of your Snaps.

Caption Styles options include Brush, Italic, Glow, Gradient, Rainbow, Fancy, and Old English, to name only a few, and you can even mix and match the fonts so that several styles are featured in a single Snap. Forget the dancing hot dog filter... this is the coolest new way to shake up the still pics and videos that you're sharing with your friends and in your Snapchat Story.

Ad failed to load

If this all sounds good to you but you haven't been able to figure out any way to do it and your Snapchat app looks exactly the same as it always has, no worries. Let's troubleshoot it together, shall we? Here are some potential fixes:

1. Confirm That The Snapchat App Is Updated

Snapchat
Ad failed to load

Apps are supposed to update automatically — or to at least prompt you to do so — but they don't always, so double checking the version you're working with is a great first step. Caption Styles will be available for both iOS and Android users as of Feb. 8, so manually check the App and Play stores, respectively, to see if there are any available Snapchat updates lurking.

2. Restart Your Phone

Snapchat
Ad failed to load

This is basically my solution for all tech-related glitches... and it does work most of the time! Assuming you have the most up-to-date version of Snapchat, you may need to turn your phone off and back on again to make sure that the update is functioning properly.

3. Start Typing

Ad failed to load

Now that you've updated the app and restarted your phone, I would recommend actually opening Snapchat and giving the new feature a try, because you might not notice a difference in the app interface until after you actually start to enter text! Open Snapchat and take a photo or video (with or without filters) just like you normally would. It's only after you tap on the screen to start adding in text (again, just like you normally would) that you'll see Caption Styles at work. Here, you'll be able to scroll through your font options, pick the one you want, and mix and match. From there, all you have to do is send the Snap or add it to your Snapchat Story for all of your contacts to see!

If you're the last of your friends to get access to this new Snapchat feature, don't sweat it. The fixes are easy!

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

These Are The Beauty Products That Came Out In May That You DEFINITELY Need On Your Radar

For beauty lovers, months aren't just months: They're 28 to 31 day periods, wherein any and all product and brand launches can happen — and when they do, it feels like your birthday, no matter what time of the year you were actually born. The May 201…
By Amanda Richards

Everything Leaving & Coming To Netflix In June To Help Get Your Summer Started

Summer is right around the corner, and so is another batch of streaming options to get excited about. On Wednesday, everything leaving and coming to Netflix in June 2018 was announced by the streaming platform. And don't worry, there's something for …
By Jamie Primeau

The 5 Rom-Coms You Need To Read This Summer, According To Someone Who Writes Them

'Tis the season for rom-coms. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and everyone is rocking the flirtiest items in their wardrobe. I don't know about you, but summer always takes me back to my teenage years — and that automatically makes me want t…
By Cristina Arreola

11 Tiny Sunglasses That Will Make You Look Even Cooler Than Kylie Jenner

You know what they say — the tinier the sunglasses, the more stylish the outfit. OK, that's not really a saying, but it seems to be the case these days. Basically every celebrity, model, and It person has been spotted sporting tiny sunglasses as part…
By Sara Tan

9 Ways This Royal Wedding Was Way More Modern Than Past Ones

The newly named Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, made history with their storybook courtship and wedding. What's more, there are myriad ways the royal wedding 2018 was more modern than previous royal weddings. From deciding…
By Brandi Neal

10 Little-Known British Traditions Meghan Markle Will Learn When She Marries Prince Harry

As an American woman dating a Brit, I am no stranger to the mishaps that can result from the cultural differences between the U.S. and England. And while I'm sure Meghan Markle has a slew of royal traditions to learn, titles to remember, and fancy ha…
By Kristin Magaldi

I've Paid $18,000 To A $24,000 Student Loan, & I Still Owe $24,000

It all became real the summer before my senior year of college. It was 2010, and my home phone still had a cord, which I wrapped around my fingers as I waited not-so-patiently for the apathetic representative on the other end to tell me the bad news …
By Kaitlyn Cawley

12 Personality Quizzes That Will Help You Determine Your Exact Strengths

Learning more about yourself can be tough. It's so easy to observe others to learn what makes them tick, what areas they really excel in, and the things they could be better at. Doing that to yourself, however, is a whole different story. That's exac…
By Jessica Booth

5 Brand New Short Story Collections You Can Finish In One Sitting This Weekend

Since 2013, May has been known by book-lovers by another name: Short Story Month. If you're ready to kick off this year's celebration the right way, make sure to pick up a short story collection to read over the weekend. Modern life moves more than …
By Sadie Trombetta

I Got Styled By 'Queer Eye's Tan France & Realized I Still Have A Lot Of Fashion "Rules" To Unlearn

When I walked into a New York City Express store on May 2 to get styled by Queer Eye's Tan France, I was ready for anything. And I mean truly anything. I am such a massive fan of the show and Tan that if he had instructed me to wrap myself in tin foi…
By Olivia Muenter

It Isn’t Bad To Have A “Princess Fantasy” — Mine Made Me The Woman I Am Today

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you were anything like me as a kid, at some point, the answer to that question was "a princess." Thanks to good old-fashioned gender stereotypes, most little girls born in the '90s (and even now) grew up in…
By Nicole Pomarico

Here’s How To Get A FREE 30-Minute Facial At Sephora That Sucks Your Pores Clean

Sephora has long been a mecca for both serious and amateur beauty lovers alike, where they not only have makeup artists that help answer questions about products, but free samples to let you play with new collections. But now they have upped the ante…
By Marlen Komar

Kris Jenner Is FINALLY Launching A Makeup Line With Kylie

Maybe you don't have a favorite sister of the Kar-Jenner clan, and that's perfectly fine. The one thing you can't deny, though, is that when it comes power, no one in that family has more than the world famous momager. Now, Kris Jenner x Kylie Cosmet…
By Shea Simmons

This Kendall Jenner “Diva” Moment Is Really Being Taken Out Of Context

The fashion always takes center stage at the Met Gala, but there's usually a little drama, too. And this time, a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family is involved. People are buzzing about how Kendall Jenner shoved someone at the Met Gala, but after…
By Nicole Pomarico

Feel Like You've Seen Everything On Netflix? Add These Movies To Your Watch List

The weekend may feel too far away, but if you're lacking formal plans, a Netflix marathon session is always a good idea. If you're an avid viewer, however, you probably feel like you've seen everything the streaming platform has to offer already. In …
By Ashley Rey

Hillary Clinton Says She's Ready To Fight Like A Republican — EXCLUSIVE

Hillary Clinton Is Not Going Away Quietly. Can Hillary Clinton Please Go Quietly Into The Night? Unlike Losers Before Her, Clinton Is Not Going Gently Into the Night. These headlines, which appeared in various news outlets over the course of the last…
By Catherine Thompson and Jenny Hollander

Here's The Very Best Time To Book Your Summer Vacation If You're Trying To Save Money

Summer is a great time to travel, for obvious reasons. The weather is better. Many offices are more lax about time off. If you have kids, they’re out of school. But there’s one very important element that makes summer not a great time to travel: Cost…
By Emma McGowan
)}