How to add voice-overs to your Snapchat

July 18, 2016

First thing’s first: If you haven’t followed me yet on Snap, let’s pause, shall we? You can find me with my Snap URL, enter my username (@JessicaZweig) right into your app, OR snap my Snapcode (that’s fun to say, right?!), which I’ve so kindly provided for you right here.


Okay – let’s do this…

As I travel down the path of becoming more and more educated/obsessed with Snapchat, both as a user and as a marketer, I am fascinated by what this little video app is capable of.

I’ve got a series of videos I am releasing on SimplyBe TV in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for those. BUT – because I’m clearly geeking out so hard core right now – I had to jump on the blog ASAP and share my latest learnings.

So guess what guys… you can add VOICE OVERS to Snapchats! In case you didn’t know, I do voiceover acting (a net result from my days as a professional actress) and so I find this feature particularly awesome. (PS – You can probably hear my voice on TV right now…I digress.) What I love most about the voiceover ability is that it allows you to truly “story tell” and bring an even deeper element of film making to your Snapchat. The possibilities are endless.

And the best part? Adding voiceovers to your Snaps is actually totally simple. You ready? Let’s snap to it with my step-by-step guide:

  • Head to your Voice Memo app. Open up the app and hit record. Make sure you add a buffer before you start talking, (I literally just say “5…4…3…2…1”) and remember, you only have 10 seconds of actual talking time.

Voice Memo App

  • When you’re done recording, save your recording using a file name that’s easy to remember and then save it to your Dropbox. (Make sure you have Dropbox downloaded on your phone, as well.)

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  • Open up your Dropbox app to find the file. You’ll be able to find it under “Recents.”


  • Now, before you go ahead and push play, I recommend going back into Snap, opening up your camera to the vantage point you want to record (either a selfie shot or an outward shot), so you tee up the voiceover to the Snap you’re about to take.
  • Go back into Dropbox and push play. (Remember how you gave yourself that 5 second buffer? This should give you just enough time to jump from your Dropbox app to your Snapchat app.) As soon as you’re back in Snap, hit “Record” and your voiceover will play right over your Snapchat and you’re done!


The end result was an official geek out, as shown below. I hope you enjoy. Now, make sure you follow me on Snapchat and send me YOUR Snaps with voiceovers. I am so inspired by this insanely talented community of Snappers (you guys!) so make sure you share the love and I’ll promise to keep doing the same.

Catch you on the Snap side,

Jessica xo

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  • Jeremy Kersten

    I’m sure you can do this withouto DropBox. All you have to do is simply play the audio file. You can also record songs to your snap by simply playing them while you snap.

    • Hey Jeremy! I tried that and it didn’t work. If you can figure out a way without dropbox, I’d love to know!