Snapchat gets new 3D Camera Mode adding depth to Snaps

Snap Inc. has announced that it’s beginning the rollout of 3D Camera Mode. The new feature will allow users to add depth to their Snaps which can be experienced by viewers by twisting their device, presumably the feature uses the accelerometer of the phone to determine how it’s being held.

To accompany the launch of 3D Camera Mode, the firm is launching 3D Effects which users can pick from by swiping on the Filter Carousel. These effects will also interact with the 3D photo making them look even more interesting. If you want to keep your newly created 3D photo you can save them to the camera roll to use them elsewhere too.

Commenting on the news, Andrew McPhee, Senior Manager, Exploration at Snap Inc., said:

“With the introduction of depth and interaction, Snaps can capture even more detail about how the world looks and how you feel. Together with our new 3D Effects, this feature adds a new layer of expression to bring your Snaps to life in a way that's a step closer to the real thing.”

According to Snap Inc., the only devices that will be able to create these pictures are the iPhone X or above. With that said, any Android or iOS device will be able to receive and view the creations. The firm stated that the feature would come to a “handful of devices to start with”, it’s not clear at this point whether the firm will expand support to older devices later on.

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