Snapchat Rolls Out Augmented-Reality ‘World Lenses’ for Rear Camera

The world, as we all know from living in it, is very boring. Luckily, there’s now a way to spruce it up, with Snapchat’s World Lenses.

Snapchat’s live filters have been impressive for adding real-time 3-D effects to faces and selfies, but World Lenses are for your rear-facing camera. Take a picture of any scene, and you can tap to add floating, real-time elements to your picture, like a floating rainbow or rain cloud, or just a big “Hello!”
Playing around with the feature on Snapchat in Android, it’s definitely impressive. There’s a nice feeling of depth to the live filters, along with a small shadow effect, that makes the effects feel more embedded in the real world — more a part of the actual picture — than the flat stickers previously available in Snapchat.


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