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Snapchat Egg Hunt 2019: How to Play and Where to Collect Golden Easter Eggs

The Snapchat Egg Hunt of 2019 is here! Below we've got everything you need to know to get started including how to play and where to find golden eggs. 

The Snapchat Easter Egg Hunt returns to Snapchat this weekend. The augmented reality game is similar to the game Pokémon Go and allowed users to walk around the Snapchat Map and collect Easter eggs. Last year there were more than a million eggs hidden in the map for users to collect. 

"The hunt is on—collect as many eggs as you can through April 21st. Just tap a nearby egg on the Map to add it to your basket. Remember: play safe, keep an eye on your surroundings, no trespassing, and have fun!" said a notice that appeared in user's apps.

Users can either share their location in the map by keeping their location public or in ghost mode that doesn't show their location to other users at all. This means all users can play whether or not they want their friends to know or be able to see their location.  

snapchat logo and iphone In this photo illustration the Snapchat social network logo is displayed on a computer screen behind the camera lens of an Apple iPhone 6 on April 5, in Paris. Chesnot/Getty Images

Snapchat Egg Hunt 2019: How To Play

Users should open up their Snapchat app and then go to the Snap Map in the app. They can access the map by opening up the camera screen and then swiping down. Once they open it up they'll be able to see their friends and stories in the map as well. They'll also see the eggs in the app in all different colors. 

snapchat egg hunt how collect easter prize 2019 1 The Snap Map showing the Easter eggs that are part of the Great Snapchat Easter Egg Hunt 2019. Snapchat Screenshot

Each Easter egg is worth one point while the Golden Eggs are worth five. Snapchat users can play against their friends, and check a global leaderboard, to see who is in the lead with the most points. 

snapchat egg hunt how collect easter prize 2019 4 When users find an egg in the game they can use the rear-facing camera to see it and then tap it and collect the point. Snapchat Screenshot

Snapchat Egg Hunt 2019: How To Capture Golden Eggs

When you come upon an egg during the Snapchat Egg Hunt, golden or otherwise, you use the rear-facing camera to capture them. The Easter eggs are all in public spaces so anyone can go to collect them. And if your friend grabs a golden egg don't worry! The eggs don't disappear once collected so you can catch up. You can find Golden Eggs in Snapchat by looking for them hidden in small bundles of colored eggs on the map, like this one in Washington Square Park in NYC:

snapchat egg hunt how collect easter prize 2019 7 Snapchat Easter Egg golden eggs are sometimes in bundles. Snapchat Screenshot

Sometimes, Golden Eggs can even be spotted standing alone, like this one by Radio City Music Hall:

snapchat egg hunt how collect easter prize 2019 8 Sometimes the eggs can be found on their own too. Snapchat Screenshot

Snachat users were excited about the 2019 Egg Hunt when it was announced Friday, and many began playing it immediately. There are lots of tweets about the game, and users are sharing photos of their maps as well. Some said that the game was taking up a lot of their time. Another user called the new game, "So cute." Another Snapchat user said it was their favorite time of the year because the game was added to the app. 

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