Let’s be honest, the best part of Snapchat is the filters. They’ve come a long way over the years, but the original famous filter was the dog filter, used primarily by the ladies to add cute dog ears, a nose, and a tongue to pictures. They were everywhere when first released and since then, interactive filters, filters for your cat, and filters including your animated likeness called Bitmoji were added. These filters were only available on the app and many other apps and websites tried to create their own versions, but it just wasn’t the same.
Snapchat decided to up the filter game (and whether this has anything to do with the stock in the company steadily declining recently, we’re not sure) and now Snap Camera bursts onto the scene.
With Snap Camera, lenses (or filters) can be used on your desktop with virtually anything. Download Snap Camera for Windows or Mac, and along with your webcam, you can use the lenses with a ton of third-party video chat or live streaming services.
Just open the app, search for the right lens, and you can vomit the most glorious rainbow in the snap of your fingers. Who wouldn’t want that? You can preview what the lens will look like before you apply it, and if you see a lens that you want to use later, just tap the star icon in the corner of the lens to favorite it. You can use Snap Camera as your webcam if you want to look like a dragon while video chatting with your mom. Choose Snap Camera in whichever app you’ll be using to chat to utilize the augmented video.
If you’re a Twitch streamer, we have some great news for you. With Snap Camera open, click on the Twitch logo and it’ll take you to the Twitch website. Authorize and install Snap Camera, activate the Twitch extension, and get ready to take your audience interactions to the next level.
You can apply lenses customized to your stream, and viewers can unlock special lenses just for them when they become subscribers.
Any of the lenses that you like on the desktop can also be exported to Snapchat, which is an awesome function. Filters for days!
There are thousands of different lenses to use and a ton of ways to use them, so test them out and let us know what you think!