Snapchat Adds Facebook Inc (FB) Instagram-like Features to its Platform

Snapchat Adds Facebook Inc (FB) Instagram-like Features to its Platform

New Snapchat update brings AR into the world around you.

Where World Lenses differ in a key way is that they don't just track someone's face, but instead overlay 3D effects all over your surroundings. The new update has introduced three new features that will surely up your Snapchat game but might make you reconsider what you post.

World Lenses can be activated by flipping your front camera to the rear camera and tapping on your view ahead. You can also add falling snowflakes to your bedroom or even floating hearts to things living and non-living, say a donut or a badger. To activate them, you need to have your phone's back-facing camera active and tap and hold on the screen.

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Its upcoming Spectacles eyeglasses - which now have a Bluetooth pairing option in the Snapchat app as of this latest update - only record video that can be shared on Snapchat. This could indicate that the World Lenses is primarily paving the way for the wearable's public release.

Snapchat is readily preparing for the Spectacles launch.

Now the copying is going the other direction, as Snapchat clones Instagram Stories' rewind feature. You can now tap the left side of the screen to go backwards in the UI. Luckily now there's the option to tap on a friend's Story or Live Story and send it as a snap to someone else.

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As the new lenses are poised to become a massive hit, users can expect paid variations as is the case in the other lenses and features that Snapchat has introduced. You had to initially browse through all the Stories you've watched to re-watch or share them.

SnapChat has many competitors now with Instagram Stories as its main rival.

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