Snap is shutting down its desktop camera app that lets users apply filters during video calls • Alaska Green Light Blog
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Snap is dropping its camera app for desktop, allowing users to apply filters like cat ears and pirate hats to video calls. The company said on a support page that the product will be discontinued on January 25, but didn’t say why it was abandoning the app. Users will not be able to download or use the Snap Camera after the deadline.
The company first introduced Snap Camera in 2018 for developers to use with video conferencing apps like Skype, YouTube, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Zoom. The app, available for both Windows and Mac, allowed users to switch between different face filters during a video call or a live stream.
People should create snap camera filters for zoom that look like d&d characters so we can use them while playing online. just say 😌 pic.twitter.com/joRgwXvpbr
— Paola Harris 🎨 PaolasPixels.com (@Irrel) October 18, 2020
Users may get a blank screen after the Snap camera was disabled later this month, so be it Better uninstall the app and switch to your default camera.
The company said compatible AR lenses will work with the web version of its app, which launched last July.
In response to a creator on Twitter, Snap said it’s more focused on expanding access to Camera Kit for the web.
“We are aligning our web-based investments for the AR creators and developers community to focus on expanding access to Camera Kit for Web. Stay tuned for more information later this year, and you can still use Lenses on your computer with Snapchat for Web,” the statement said.
Hello, thanks for asking! We are adjusting our web-based investments for the AR creators and developers community to focus on expanding access to Camera Kit for Web. Stay tuned for more information later this year, and you can still use Lenses on your computer with Snapchat for the web.
— Snap AR (@SnapAR) January 5, 2023
The discontinuation of the Snap Camera app – first discovered by The edge – not entirely surprising. Last year it cut 20% of its staff and discontinued its drone product months after its launch.
In December, the company also announced that it plans to discontinue location-based social app Zenly, which it acquired in 2017. As the company will now focus on e-commerce partnerships and paid lenses to generate more revenue with a downsized team, side projects like a desktop camera app are expected to be trimmed.