Snapchat butterfly lens: How to unlock butterflies mood lens on Snapchat

Snapchat is now more of a camera lens app than a messaging app since most of us use it mainly for its funny new filters and lenses. The Snapchat lenses option, for the uninitiated, can transform your face or the world around you using special effects. The latest Snapchat lens that’s grabbing everyone’s attention is the new butterfly lens. If you had seen anyone trying this filter and have thought about how to try the butterfly lens on Snapchat, then, I have mentioned five different ways with which you can get the Snapchat butterfly to fly around your snaps. So what’s the wait, let’s fly to it!

What is a butterflies lens on Snapchat?

The butterfly lens is another Snapchat lens where the filter works once it detects a face. In this, you can see lots of butterflies flying around your face. Since the filter is now trending, there are many butterfly filters available in the app. But among these, it is the Paper Butterfly lens by a username jp pirie, which led to the start of all this fuzz. The filter is free to use, just like other filters available on Snapchat.

How to use the butterflies lens on Snapchat

There are multiple methods with which you can get the butterflies lens and use it on your Snapchat photos/ videos.

Using Snapchat Lens link

In this method, you can ask your friend or the user who had already used the butterflies lens to share its link with you. After receiving the link in your inbox, all you have to do is, tap on it and you will get the Snapchat butterfly lens on your device. Here’s how you can share lens on Snapchat:

Snapchat butterfly lens
  • Open Snapchat and tap the filter icon.
  • Swipe up to reveal more filters.
  • Find the Snapchat Butterfly filter and then, tap and hold on it.
  • Tap Send to Friends.

Select the method with which you want to share the lens. 

Get butterflies lens on Snapchat using Snapcode image

If none of your friends got access to the lens, or you just don’t want to ask them, then you can try the Snapcode method. Here’s what you need to do:

Snapchat butterfly lens
  • Open Snapchat on your smartphone.
  • To Unlock the butterflies lens on Snapchat, place the camera over the Snapcode (added above) and click a picture.

Snapchat will scan the image and will open the link automatically. 

Unlock the butterflies lens on Snapchat from your camera roll

This method is almost the same as scanning a Snapcode mentioned above. But instead of scanning, you can download the Snapcode and then load it into the Snapchat camera to get the butterfly filter. Here are the steps for that:

  • Open Snapchat.
  • Tap the Memories icon on the left of the camera shutter button.
  • Select Camera Roll
  • Next, select the butterflies Snapcode.

Snapchat will automatically detect the code and will load the butterflies filter. 

Search for butterflies lens on the Snapchat app

Even if you are unable to get the butterflies filter on your Snapchat from the above methods, you can simply search for the filter, yes. It’s very simple and easy, follow these steps:

Snapchat butterflies lens
  • Open Snapchat and tap search next to your profile on the top left corner.
  • Type Butterfly lens and choose the filter of your choice.

If you didn’t find the lens you are looking for, you can tap View More and see more options to choose from. 

Unlock butterflies filter from other’s Snap

Other than the previously mentioned steps, if you happen to come across a snap using the butterfly lens, you can get it from there too. Here’s how:

  • Tap the Try new button below the snap that’s using the filter.
    (You can also swipe up and select the lens)
  • Now you can capture pictures with the butterfly lens.

Using Snapchat Lens studio

Snapchat Lens Studio is another way to unlock Snapchat butterflies mood lens. Here’s how it works:

  • Fire up the Snapchat app and go to the Snapchat lens studio section
  • You can see various lenses created by Snapchat users
  • A carousel comprising all the lenses will show up
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom to find the trending butterflies lens
  • Choose the Snapcode to save them for later use.


How do I remove the butterfly filter on Snapchat?

To remove the butterfly filter on Snapchat, you can either close the app or if you have made the lens favourite, tap the ‘i’ button on the top left of the screen and tap the like button. The filter will be removed from your favourite.

How to find favourite snaps on Snapchat

Tap the icon on the left of the camera app and you can see the memories section, where you can see all of your favourite snaps.