Snapchat introduces 3D filter


Jessica Lu

OH SNAP. Snapchat introduces a new 3D filter into the app. Users can move the provided images to different depths. The cutting-edge innovation may help set Snapchat apart from its competitors.

Snapchat unveiled “World Lenses,” a new filter which allows users to place cute cartoon images and words at any depth of a given picture.

In its blog post, the company said that the Lenses “…can paint the world around you with new 3D experiences.”

The 3D filter adds an augmented reality component; users can interact with the objects they see in the filter, much like Pokemon Go.

“It is so cool,” said Carolyn Zhang, 10, when discovering Snapchat’s latest update.

The new lens simultaneously provides Snapchat with a competitive edge. In the last year, apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and more have copied

Snapchat’s stories. According to the New York Times, the spin off features could explain the drop in share price of Snapchat’s stocks.

The novel feature may set Snapchat apart from its competitors, winning over investors. So far, the 3D Lens has already garnered much love from the app’s users.

“I am very impressed with the new technology,” said Kaitlyn Rines, 10.

For a step-by-step instruction of how to use the filter, visit here.