Snap Launches Snap Camera App for Mac With Twitch, Skype, and YouTube Integration

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Snap today announced the launch of Snap Camera for Mac, which brings Snapchat's well-known collection of lenses and filters to Macs and PCs.

The Snap Camera app, which can be downloaded from Snapchat's website, offers up a simple interface with a camera field and access to hundreds of Snapchat lenses that add fun effects to your face using the Mac's camera.


The different lenses available in new Snap Camera app for Mac can be used with Twitch when streaming video content, and it is compatible with YouTube, Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom as well. Using the lenses does not require a Snapchat account.

Snap's new Snap Camera app features lenses created by Snap, lenses from third-party companies, and lenses created using the Lens Studio tool for Snapchat.


Lenses are available in a list in the app that you can scroll through, but there are also options to search for lenses by keyword, mark favorites, or assign lenses to shortcuts.

Snap Camera is a free download from the Snap website.

Article Link: Snap Launches Snap Camera App for Mac With Twitch, Skype, and YouTube Integration
 
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Wow this is awesome. I was surprised that some of these effects work on the mac. I thought we would need advanced cameras like on the iPhone in order to accomplish these effects. Now Apple needs to incorporate these video effects such as Memoji and facetracking into FaceTime.app for the Mac!
 

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You think they’d focus their resources on the limited Android app, a platform far more-widely used for social media, than desktop camera filter app development.

Yet they continue to lose money and struggle...hmmmm
 

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I'm just waiting for photo booth to adopt the effects from the clips app...
 

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Sucks that it doesn't work with FaceTime.app on the Mac or Hangouts. Hope they can make it work with more services other than Skype/Twitch, which I don't use.

It works on Discord, so thats good!

Was using iGlasses before, but this is much better! There was no other webcam app that features these kind of things for the Mac. I'm glad to see this app is out for desktop computers as well!
 
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I haven't used Snapchat in months, in fact, I didn't even download it this time when I got a new phone. Instagram's stories are way better. When will they stop trying and just accept it's over for them?
 
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If this catches on, it might finally give us an updated FaceTime camera.
 

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Snap is bleeding users by the day. While this seems cool it is too little too late.
It's sad to me. I kinda liked Snapchat because it was the lightest form of social media, and they were the first underdogs to scare Facebook. Then they gave the middle finger to all their users by pushing an obviously unpopular (and objectively bad) redesign, just in time for Facebook to finish blatantly copying them.

By the time they were doomed, they were still worth $20B. Heck, they were up 30% on the day of the redesign. Funny, every young person knew Snap was down users, and that they were doomed, months before investors did. That Saudi guy was the last to fall for it. The $8B remaining is desperate hope; I expect them down to $1B within two months. If kids could short sell, it'd be down to scrap-and-sell price by now.
 
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It's sad to me. I kinda liked Snapchat because it was the lightest form of social media, and they were the first underdogs to scare Facebook. Then they gave the middle finger to all their users by pushing an obviously unpopular (and objectively bad) redesign, just in time for Facebook to finish blatantly copying them.

By the time they were doomed, they were still worth $20B. Heck, they were up 30% on the day of the redesign. Funny, every young person knew Snap was down users, and that they were doomed, months before investors did. That Saudi guy was the last to fall for it. The $8B remaining is desperate hope; I expect them down to $1B within two months. If kids could short sell, it'd be down to scrap-and-sell price by now.
I totally agree. The redesign was the beginning of the end. When will companies learn that if it ain’t broke don’t fix? It’s ok to evolve but when you stray to far from what made you popular in the first place you’re bound to lose people.
 
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