How to shoot in Photo Booth mode with your Polaroid Snap

The Polaroid Snap instant camera is noted for having a photo booth feature that allows you to take four photos consecutively automatically — just like in a real photo booth you may find at a mall or special event. Here's how you do it.

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Using the Photo Booth feature on the Polaroid Snap

  1. Turn on your camera by pushing the Pop-Up Viewfinder/ Power Switch button.
  2. Press and hold the Shutter button for three seconds, which will cause the Timer button to blink.
  3. Smile.

The camera takes four photos in a row, one every four seconds. These photos are automatically printed on one 2-by-3-inch sheet of ZINK Paper.

Printing four photos on a tiny piece of paper isn't for everyone, but it's a nice little feature to have if you want that photo booth effect. By including it here, Polaroid is able to differentiate the Snap from similar products such as the Kodak Printomatic.

Start snapping

The Polaroid Snap is often available through Amazon at discounted prices, as is the ZINK paper it supports.

The Polaroid Snap makes an excellent starter for anyone new to instant cameras. Look for special bundles that include additional accessories such as cases and more.

Stock up on paper

This camera only comes with 10 sheets of ZINK Paper. Because of this, it's best to buy more.

Polaroid Zink paper

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Polaroid 2x3ʺ Premium ZINK Zero Photo Paper 50-Pack (opens in new tab) ($35 at Amazon)

The ZINK paper for the Polaroid Snap is available in packs of 20, 30, and 50 (shown) sheets.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.