Snapchat Introduces New 3D Filters

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snapchatSnap, Snapchat’s parent company, released three new 3D filters this past week.

When taking a picture or recording a video with the back camera of a smartphone, users will be able to touch the screen to see what’s new in 3D, including a bright rainbow, a garden of flowering plants and phrases with floating expressions like “OMG” and “Cute”.

The new filters will be updated every day, according to Snap.

The already existing filters, including animal ears and snouts, will be featured regularly with the new ones being added to the list. Therefore, old options will disappear and reappear over time.

Snapchat launched Lenses 18 months ago, providing filters that turn users into puppies and faces that vomit rainbows.

Last month, the company launched the “stories” feature – photo and video postings shared by users that are deleted after 24 hours and are searchable. This decision came after Facebook began imitating Snapchat’s distinctive features , such as short visual stories and disappearing messages.

Instagram, owned by Facebook and growing in popularity, already includes similar tools.

Last week, Facebook said that more than 200 million people use Instagram stories every day. A figure that exceeds the 161 million daily users of Snapchat.