It is no secret that Snapchat is pushing hard to making augmented reality more mainstream, and for the most part it has worked as the app has gotten quite a bunch of new filters and features that take advantage of the technology. It looks like the company is focusing on pushing out more AR-related content thanks to the app’s latest update.
In the latest update to Snapchat, the app has gotten a bunch of new filters called “Sky Filters”. As you can see in the screenshots above, the filters do exactly what its name implies, which is that it changes the look of the sky. Users can snap a photo of the sky and then choose from various filters to apply to it, such as a starry night, stormy clouds, rainbows, and more.
All users have to do is point their phone at the sky and ensure that at least part of the sky is visible, take the photo, and then swipe through the various filters to see it applied. At the moment the feature seems to be more novel than useful, but then again Snapchat’s filters like face masks have proved to be extremely fun and popular to the point where its rivals, like Instagram, have copied it as well.
In any case the latest update to Snapchat should already be live so head on over to the iTunes App Store for the download if you haven’t updated the app already.