SNAPCHAT has rolled out a new lens that lets you transform into a cartoon character in seconds.
The Cartoon Lens is unique to each individual that uses it and definitely gives off modern Disney-vibes.
The lens turns you into a cartoon in secondsCredit: Snap Inc
The feature is avaliable globally but you may need to update your Snap to see it.
It uses machine learning to complete a unique look just for you.
So if you happen to have blonde hair and brown eyes, the artificial intelligence will pick up on this and your cartoon look will have those too.
To find the lens just go to Snapchat and click on the smiley face next to the photo button.
Snapchat first introduced Lenses in 2015Credit: Snap Inc
Then slide to the left until you find the lens that’s represented by a wide-eyed face and a magic wand.
Snapchat introduced Lenses in 2015.
They’re different from your standard Snapchat filter.
The difference is that filters are a static overlay but Lenses use augmented reality animation.
Lenses on Snapchat are created by its AR creation tool Lens Studio.
Over 180 million daily active users are said to play with Lenses everyday.
Snapchat – what is it?
Here’s what you need to know…
- Snapchat, or Snap, is a multimedia messaging app available around the world
- It was created by former Standford University students Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown
- The first version of Snapchat was released in September 2011
- The main feature of Snapchat is the ability to send self-deleting photos, videos and messages
- These digital missives will wipe themselves from a recipient’s phone after a short time
- Snapchat also offers “Stories”, which allow users to share content visible to multiple users – but that vanishes after 24 hours
- In 2019, Snapchat had around 190million daily users
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