Snapchat Brings Your Snaps To Life With Its State Of The Art 3D Mode

Emeric Brard
on 21 September 2019

Snapchat’s 3D mode has just made taking pictures possible in 3D. You can now send and receive life-like snaps that change and move depending on how you move your phone.

But you need a good mobile to experience these new features. So banish your old mobile and update to the latest ones quickly.

As of now, only users of the iPhone X and above models can create these 3D snaps, swipe on the new the new 3D effects, and use the new filters and lenses. Android users will only be able to receive and interact by simply wiggling their phones. The snap then comes to life in the palm of their hands.

How does it work?

The 3D mode’s camera captures a detailed and interactive spatial memory of the surrounding environment by combining image and depth data through the smartphone to recreate a sort of 3D model. The product looks a little something like this:

Here’s what you need to do to access the features:

  • Update the Snapchat app
  • Open to the camera
  • Select the down drop menu on the right
  • Select “3D” and take a selfie!
  • From there, swipe to add 3D lenses and filters for another layer of interactivity
  • You can share to Stories, Chats, or even save to your camera roll to share anywhere

This concept was originally introduced with Spectacles 3 last month. Spectacles 3 will be for the back camera, for the world around you, whereas the 3D Camera mode on Snapchat is uniquely for selfies.

I can already see the wave of snapchats coming in. After the craze of 2015, with the release of Snapchat’s lenses, we saw it being used everywhere, by absolutely everyone. Are we going to see a similar thing happen with the 3D camera? I think so.

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