Snapchat has been innovating cool new features ever since it burst onto the scene with its disappearing messages. There have been a couple of missteps, we’re looking at you Snap Glasses, but generally, new Snapchat features tend to impress., This latest update definitely follows that tradition and is one of those feature updates that makes you think, why didn’t anybody do that before? Let’s check it out.
Snapchat has published a blog post detailing the rollout of a new feature called Dual Camera. The feature will enable users to take photos and selfies at the same time by snapping pictures from both of your smartphone cameras.
The new feature offers users four perspectives for their double pictures, which are: Picture in Picture, Vertical, Horizontal, and Cutout. According to Snapchat, these new types of photos will also work with other Snapchat creative tools such as music, stickers, and lenses.
Of the new Dual Camera update, Snap says:
“With one simple tap, you can start creating Snaps and Stories, or more polished Spotlight videos, with double the perspective. Dual Camera is a creative way for our community to capture exciting moments while being part of the memory – like rocking out at a music festival, or everyday moments like your culinary adventures in the kitchen.”
The feature has already started rolling out to iOS users who will simply need to look out for the new Dual Camera icon once they’ve updated their version of Snapchat. Android users will have to keep an eye out for the update, however, which is due to roll out in the coming months.
Once again, this is a cool update from Snapchat that feels like it should have been rolled out years ago. It is funny to think that millions of dollars have been spent developing 360 cameras and all Snapchat has done is take advantage of technology that almost everybody already owns. Sure, the pictures won’t offer full 360-degree images, but the average user isn’t really looking to take those types of photos anyway.
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