For Snapchat users, Lenses are a way to spice up a quick snap here and there, like turning one’s face into a puppy, for instance.
WhatsApp, which is now owned by Facebook and is already building a Snapchat-like feature into the social network, is apparently also getting something akin to SnapChat’s ephemeral photo sharing function.
Snapchat, which is now formerly named Snap Inc., announced its new $129 Snapchat Spectacles on Friday. The company considers them a “toy,” but it has put a lot of effort into making them great — like developing a new circular video format.
Snapchat today announced its first hardware product: the Spectacles. Priced at $130, the sunglasses from Snapchat are capable of recording 10-second video at a stretch. This video will then be synced wirelessly to your paired smartphone.
Snapchat‘s popularity continues to grow, so obviously there are new features rolling out to keep new and old users sated.
Snapchat has made it even easier to zoom in on that thing you want to share with other Snapchatters.
New features on the way to Snapchat have been revealed early in screenshots buried inside a Snapchat app package. The overhauled chat function and improvements to audio/video calling are expected to rollout to all Snapchat users soon.
At the tail-end of 2015, Snapchat rolled out features that allowed you to buy Lenses for $0.99 to do things like puke out a rainbow. But, that’s coming to an end.
Snapchat down for you this morning? You’re not the only one. Snapchat has confirmed that “some Snapchatters” are currently experiencing loading issues, and the company is already working on a fix.