Snapchat introduces new ‘Time Machine’ lens

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat on Thursday launched a new lens called ‘Time Machine’ that allows its users to change the appearance of their age simply by dragging a slider across the device’s screen.

The lens uses advanced training models and a robust neural network technology, which transform not only your face, but also hair, almost immediately.

“Time Machine lens lets you change the appearance of your age by dragging a simple slider across your screen, going from young to old in less than a second. Using advanced machine learning and training models, you can see the years melt away (or pile up!) in real time, then share with your closest friends with just a tap,” the company said in a statement.

The new lens for Snapchat has been made available for both Android and iPhone users.

It is available for all iOS models after the iPhone 6s. For Android models which includes the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy A70, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Y7, Huawei Y9, Redmi Note 7, OnePlus 6T, and Google Pixel 3a.

Additionally, the lens works on both the selfie and rear camera.

Recently, Snapchat announced a new 3D Camera Mode that will let users make and share images with diorama-like depth effects.

The feature is only available to users with an iPhone X and above as it uses the tech used by the True Depth camera, but any Android or iOS device will be able to receive and view the creations.

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