Snap, a camera company has brought its camera to the desktop. Snap camera which is available for Mac and Windows from today, will blend with apps including Twitch, YouTube, Skype, and Zoom. With Snap Camera running, you’ll be able to use Snapchat’s filters while streaming a game of Fortnite or just a Skype call with your friends.
Snap Camera Hits Desktop!
This move from Snap clearly means that the company need ways to extend its reach to the user’s lives, while (of course) harnessing the advantages the company has built up in augmented reality filters.
To use Snap Camera, install the app and select it as your camera output in a third-party desktop application. Using Snap Camera, you can choose from “thousands” of Snap lenses, both ones created in one-house and community lenses created using the company’s Lens Studio tool.
Furthermore, You can search for lenses using keywords, save them to your favourites using a star icon, or browse the lenses you’ve used most recently in a dedicated tab. A Snapchat account is not required to use the app, matter of fact, you can’t really log in to Snapchat from the desktop app at all.
Snapchat is used by 186 million people a day but in a recent earnings report, the company disclosed that it had lost 2 million users in the previous quarter. Snap has and is struggling to find new ways for growing the platform after Facebook cloned its Stories product across its entire suite of apps.