Snapchat brings a new feature exclusively to the Apple iPhone

Snapchat brings a new feature exclusively to the Apple iPhone
Snapchat has just announced it is bringing its 3D Camera Mode that adds depth to its Snaps to the iOS. The new feature lets users create Snaps that capture spatial detail, changing in perspective and appearance based on how the user moves the phone when it views them.

Unfortunately for Android users, Snap confirmed that this particular feature will only work on the iPhone X or a newer iPhone model like the XS/Max, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro/Max.

3D Camera Mode captures a rich, interactive spatial memory of the world by combining image and depth data through the iPhone X front-facing lens to reconstruct a 3D model that looks and feels like a miniature diorama of what the camera has seen. In Preview, you can rotate and wiggle your handset to change the perspective of the Snap, and so can the people you send it to (any device can view and change the perspective).

Apart from the new 3D Camera Mode, Snaps announced that new 3D effects, lenses, and filters will be available for Snapchat users. Users will be able to find these 3D effects in the Filter Carousel, but, once again, they will only be available on the iPhone X and above.



Snap mentions that it will release this new capability on a small handful of phones, but any phone can receive and interact with one of these Snaps. If you have a compatible iPhone, you should be able to create Snapchat 3D images by opening the app's camera, selecting the 3D option from the dropdown menu on the right, and then take a selfie. Simply swipe to add 3D Lenses and Filters if you want more customization.

These 3D images can be saved directly in the Camera Roll so that you can share them on social network or various messaging platforms.

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11 Comments

2. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

those special effects are fun for one picture and then theyre pretty boring. i'm not too worried about missing anything there

4. Vokilam

Posts: 1258; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Regardless of usefulness, This proves that iPhone has innovating tech that androids don’t.

5. mackan84

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Usefulness has nothing to do with popularization. If usefulness was necessary Snapchat wouldn’t exist.

6. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

At the price that huge notch? It's a nice feature, but I'd prefer the lost screen real estate.

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1258; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Other devices go the cheap route and don’t spend money on cutouts - they just stretch it all the way to the sides. I prefer the notch with little extra space for clock and info.

8. Vokilam

Posts: 1258; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Hindsight, I do like Samsung’s punchhole better, but it doesn’t do anything than take photos. If Apple can fit Face ID into a small punch hole - I’ll take it, but I rather have the notch but have Face ID than anything else!!!

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I prefer the stretch so my status bar hasn't got an annoying cutout that lets me show fewer notifications.

9. gadgetpower

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Exclusive at its best at apple. Developers are exerting too much effort to provide features to apple apps.

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Poor android support is the reason I abandoned snap years ago.

13. XyAzario

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

And that's the reason I am a tad bit happier because I have one less social media account to take my time away.

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1508; Member since: May 17, 2017

Awesome for teen girls!

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