Snapchat’s All New Dual Camera Feature Now Available on iOS
Since its release in year 2011, Snapchat have dominated the world. With its features like fun filters that spices up your snaps by adding an overlay of special effects. These effects changes over time during special events or depending on locations which are then called Geofilters. The lenses feature is also available that is much like filters but allows AR, 3D special effects, objects and characters to be on your photos.
Snapchat is loved for its journal-like characteristics and features. It allows users to send messages that will disappear after 24 hours. Another feature is the “stories” where the user’s videos and photos called snaps are compiled allowing them to document their day which will be automatically deleted on the platform after a day.
It has been a custom for people to share their life events to their friends and even to the world since the development of social media. Facebook, one of the top social media platforms is known for its feature where people can post significant events in their life for their friends to see. Instagram also has this feature but both platforms don’t automatically delete these posts after 24 hours and so most users turn to Snapchat.
This feature by Snapchat gives the user the freedom to post nonstop and lot guilt free. It frees the user from the worry of flooding their timelines and their friends too. It’s a win-win situation after all.
Just recently, Snapchat released its new Dual Camera Feature that will allow users to shoot a video or capture photos on both lenses at the same time. This will give users more options on how they would like to document their memories.
To use the feature, just click the new icon on the camera toolbar and set your configurations and layouts such as horizontal, vertical, picture-in-picture, and cutout. Users can also include elements like music, stickers, and lenses on their snaps.
The Dual Camera Feature is perfect for creators who make reaction videos. Currently, this is only available on iOS but would also be available on Android; however, it could take some time before it is fully developed to cater all phone types.
Not only that Snapchat is good in documenting life memories but also connects users to their friends and families through its chat feature. Chat is available for individual chats and group chats. The Snap Map adds additional connection for you and your loved ones as it shows the location pins of your contacts. This is not exclusive for your friends as the discover page indulges you in a large audience.
Snapchat is also helpful for businesses, publishers and content creators to reach large audiences and potential market. Another win for the platform and the users!
On the recent years, most social media platforms have adopted this feature and incorporate it on their sites and applications. Facebook and Instagram called them stories allowing them to post updates without flooding their friends feed.