Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in today’s day and age. From a humble service that allowed you to send timed messages, Snapchat has slowly grown into a multi-dimensional social media platform. The modern-day app allows you to post stories, add filters, create episodes, and post all kinds of different content on the platform. And with TikTok at the risk of getting banned from most countries, Snapchat is now looking to capitalize and pull users onto their platform. How do they plan to do this? With new Snapchat lenses of course! Let’s take a look at them.
What are the new Snapchat dance challenge lenses?
The main reason for TikTok’s huge popularity is the ability to take part in viral dance challenges and get famous yourself. Many people use in-built audio tracks on TikTok to create their videos on popular songs. You can also duet alongside viral challenges to get better traffic to your profile. Snapchat is looking to bring the same functionality to its users via some new lenses.
The new viral dance challenge lenses are being released in conjunction with 4 famous TikTok stars, Jalaiah Harmon, Sarati, Loren Gray, and Dixie D’Amelio! Each star has got its own unique Snapchat lens that conforms to your body as you dance around. This way you can take part in viral dance challenges and leverage Snapchat lenses to create a more compelling video.
How do the new Snapchat full-body lenses work?
The new lenses by Snapchat track your body in real-time. The algorithm isolates 18 joints in your body and tracks filters according to their position in real-time. This helps give you a nice look without any glitches or bugs.
How to use new lenses?
The new 4 lenses released in collaboration with TikTok stars are now available within the Snapchat app. Follow the guide below to get you started.
Note: This guide applies to both iOS and Android users.
Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device and tap on the ‘Lenses’ icon beside the Shutter button.
Now tap on ‘Explore’ in the bottom right corner of your screen.
You should now see the 4 new lenses in the ‘For you’ tab of the screen. If the lenses are not available to you in this tab, you can use the search terms below to find them individually.
- Be Happy by Abz | Dixie D’Amelio
- Alone by Max Van Leeuwen | Loren Gray
- Be You by Robin.Dela | Sarati
- Star Burst by Jinnie the Wew | Jalaiah Harmon
Tap on the lens you wish to use and Snapchat will automatically load the lens for you. You can now point the camera at your body and start recording your video.
Do the new lenses come with songs
A main selling point of TikTok was the ability to add music to your videos directly from the app itself. TikTok also gives you the ability to use tracks from existing and viral videos to join in on new trends and challenges.
While Snapchat does plan to offer users music from within the app, the feature will be released at the end of 2020. For now, only two of the lenses currently released feature music embedded into them.
The new lenses that you create in Lens Studio can also have music in them but as for third party music or using your music, there is no way to do that for now. You will have to use third-party apps to either add music to your videos or play it on a loudspeaker and record it on the video itself.
Yes, this is the main selling feature of these new lenses. Snapchat now offers you the ability to create your dance challenge lenses right out of the box. This allows you to create and add your graphics to create a completely new lens that suits your needs. This can come in especially handy if you are looking to stand out of the crowd using your creation. This also allows you to create something unique and your own. Simply head over to the Lens Studio and start making your creation today.
Note: You will need a decently specced Windows machine to make the most out of Lens Studio by Snapchat.
We hope this guide helped you easily get familiar with the new Lenses released by Snapchat. If you have any more questions regarding this new feature, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.