After the release of snapchat lenses, snapchat users had trouble figuring out what they were called. They began calling these snapchat lenses “snapchat filters” which is technically incorrect. There are a few distinct differences between snapchat lenses and snapchat filters. There is also a few similarities. The similarities are very obvious. Both snapchat lenses and snapchat filters are only available on the snapchat mobile app. The differences are in what each of the two features can add to your snapchat experience. In this article I will discuss the difference between a snapchat lens and a snapchat filter.
What is a Snapchat Filter?
Snapchat filters are the most basic addition you can make to your snapchat videos and pictures. Snapchat filters allow you to change the tint of a snapchat picture or video or even change the speed or direction in which a video is played back. Snapchat filters also mark special celebrations and holidays. On most major holidays you will find a snapchat filter produced to mark the occasion. Businesses also capitalize off of the production of snapchat filters. Many companies have invested in sponsored filters that promote their brand. The major difference between a snapchat filter and a snapchat lens is the fact that a filter is static and a lens is dynamic.
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What is a Snapchat Lens?
Snapchat lenses are similar to snapchat lenses but the technology behind them creates an experience that is much more dynamic than the experience provided by snapchat filters. Snapchat lenses add animations to your snapchat selfies. These animations follow your face and add a cool effect to anyone’s snapchat posts. Snapchat lenses work by using facial recognition software to track your facial features and apply an animation that will follow your facial movements. Some snapchat lenses are realistic while others are obviously an animation. Snapchat lenses can also morph your face into different shapes that fit different themes.
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