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Filters that turn your face into a puppy’s face and other silly effects have only been around on Snapchat for about a year. Now Snapchat is expanding those filters by letting users change the world around them.
The company launched new World Lenses today, filters that can be applied to the world around you by placing 3D objects you can manipulate in your snaps.
World Lenses live where the existing face filters do in Snapchat. When using the rear camera, you can now tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the World Lenses list at the base of the app, like you would when using the front-facing camera to access face-changing filters.
Then you can scroll through a number of world filters that place different 3D objects into your snap frame.
Currently, there’s a nature filter that lets you throw seeds into the ground that pop up as flowers, a text filter that places colorful words like “OMG” and “love” into the frame, a shining rainbow you can move and scale, and a spring-themed filter featuring two green bushes you can tap to make bunnies pop out. Most World Lenses can be manipulated by tapping and moving them on the screen, but some can also be picked up and moved if you reach your hand into the camera’s field of view.
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