Snapchat users are used to raising their eyebrows or opening their mouths to activate augmented reality effects. Now they can use their voices as well.
On Wednesday, the voice-activated lenses appear in the carousel and occasionally appear from time to time from now on.
The first voice-activated examples include saying "okay" to add appropriate stickers and saying "love" to activate a heartbeat (awww). Other examples include "wow" to zoom in on a camera or stickers that pop up in the background, or "hello" to summon a flock of digital ducks.
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(1) "Wow." , (2) "Wow!"
The new capability is an extension of the sound recognition feature that Snapchat introduced at the beginning of the year.
In fact, the Snapchat engineers were particularly busy reviewing the AR experiences of late, including Body Tracking and Sky Segmentation
Since Facebook is hot on the heels of AR camera effects and other innovations, Snapchat has none Space to rest on his laurels. This latest feature proves that the company is really struggling to shape its piece of AR's future.