Snapchat adds filters to the rear camera so you don’t have to selfie to rainbow barf

Snapchat adds filters to the rear camera so you don’t have to selfie to rainbow barf

If you’re a really big fan of Snapchat’s new (silly, creepy, weird, excellent) Filters, then you’ll be delighted to know that they’re no longer bound to your selfie-specific front camera. In a new update for iOS and Android, the app now allows all filters, both free and paid, to be used on the rear camera.

For example, here is a photo with a current filter:

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And here’s what it looks like from the rear camera:

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The fact that I have no friends and was forced to take a selfie in a bathroom mirror aside, the filter is face-conscious and smart enough to scale the look with the size of my face. Its recognition efforts aren’t perfect, though — I noticed that it would misread my face or read objects in rooms as faces, so it’s probably a good idea to tap on a person’s face to refresh before taking the photo with a filter.

The update is available now for in the App Store and Google Play.

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