This article was published on February 23, 2016

Snapchat adds two birthday filters so you can party with virtual confetti


Snapchat adds two birthday filters so you can party with virtual confetti
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It’s been a busy week for Snapchat. After allowing anyone to create their own Geofilters starting yesterday, now the company is adding another two new filters to the mix: Birthday lenses

One is meant for your own birthday, and adds a bunch of confetti to the snaps you send to your friends. The other is for your friends’ birthdays – Snapchat will add a little cake emoji next to their usernames, and you can double-tap on them to activate a ‘birthday snap’ filter.

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It seems like birthdays are a big thing this week, considering Facebook added a new birthday video filter yesterday.

That said, the filters won’t show up automatically – you have to enable them in settings menu of your app. The update is starting to roll out today to both Android and iOS users.

➤ Snapchat’s birthday present to you is a new filter [The Verge]

 

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