Snapchat’s 3D Camera Mode lands exclusively on iPhones with Face ID


Snapchat just added another dimension to photos.
Photo: Snap

Snapchat just added another cool feature to distinguish it from Instagram but you’ll need to have one of the newest iPhones to use it.

A new 3D Camera Mode is rolling out to users today, allowing you to create and share images that have a 3D depth effect as you tilt your display in different directions. It’s the same feature that debuted on the newest version of Snap’s Spectacles, only now you can create them from your iPhone.

Take a look at all the possibilities 3D Camera Mode unlocks:

Snapchat’s update with the 3D Camera Mode will only be available to users with an iPhone X and up for now. Anyone on Snapchat can receive them and view them though, including Android users. Because 3D Snaps require the Face ID camera, they’re only available on selfies.

To access the 3D effects, open up the camera mode, tap the drop-down menu on the right and select the 3D option. The update also adds some new 3D effects you can swipe through in the Filter Carousel to add even more pop to your snaps.

We tested the feature out this morning and the 3D Snaps kind of look like 3D Portrait Mode photos. The movement in the image is pretty limited. Some of the 3D filters like Flower Frame, Heart Glasses, Wall of Love and Frozen are cool though. And Snap will be adding a bunch of 3D filters as the feature progresses.



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