Snapchat has launched a new 3D Camera Mode that lets you add extra depth to your selfies. Snapchat has led the way in turning selfies into an artform, and its 3D Camera Mode takes that a step further. Unfortunately, it’s not available to everyone.
How to Use Snapchat’s 3D Camera Mode
Snapchat announced the 3D Camera Mode on the Snap Newsroom. The company states that the 3D Camera Mode lets you “create Snaps that capture spatial detail, changing in perspective and appearance based on how you move your phone when you view them.”
The new 3D Camera Mode utilizes the depth data now captured by some front-facing smartphone cameras. So, rather than a traditional flat selfie, your Snaps can now have a 3D element which you can view by tilting and twisting your phone.
The 3D Camera Mode is available from the dropdown menu on the right of the Camera mode. Snapchat has also launched new 3D Effects. So, once you have shot your 3D Snap, you can add an effect to it by swiping through the Filter Carousel.
At launch, you’ll need an iPhone X or newer to use Snapchat’s new 3D Camera Mode. This is despite the fact that some Android phones also boast front-facing cameras capable of capturing depth data. However, anyone on any phone will be able to view 3D Snaps.
A Beginner’s Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat’s 3D Camera Mode adds another dimension to your selfies. Literally. And it’s sure to become the new standard for Snapchat users. And given the ongoing war between Snapchat and Instagram we expect Instagram to launch a similar feature soon.
Whether or not you can create 3D Snaps using Snapchat’s 3D Camera Mode, there’s still plenty of things you can do on Snapchat. So whether you’re a veteran or completely new to the app, be sure to check out our beginner’s guide to using Snapchat.