Snap’s Spectacles can now export non-circular videos


Snapchat is taking TV serious.
Snapchat is taking TV serious.
Photo: Snap

Snap updates its set of Spectacles today and instead of only shooting video optimized for Snapchat, you can finally use them to export video that’s friendly for other platforms.

Spectacles are Snap’s first foray into selling hardware. The camera-equipped glasses were originally limited to shooting circular video. Users could rotate their phones to see more areas of the video, but you couldn’t watch them on Facebook or Instagram. Now the company wants Spectacle wearers to share the videos anywhere you want.

With the update, you can now choose what format you want to export videos to. There are now wide-screen and square export options, as well as the normal circular exports with black and white backgrounds.

Unfortunately, you can set the Spectacles to shoot widescreen all the time. The software just crops the circular video when exporting.

Snap’s Spectacles update is rolling out to iOS and Android users. The update is coming to both the old and newest Spectacles but it might take a while for it to hit your device.


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