Though Snapchat got a huge amount of transaction in the initial stages of its launch, its popularity started to flounder a bit after a couple of years. Its best features were taken up as ‘inspiration’ by other social media apps like Instagram and even Facebook. However, these big daddies of the social media world used these inspired features in a better way than the original progenitor of the idea, Snapchat. As a result, Snapchat has lot users steadily in the last few months.
In a sort of last ditch attempt to soar up the fortunes of Snapchat, the makers have turned to desktop computers and laptops. The new feature of Snapchat, called Snap Camera, will make use of the webcam present on laptops and installed physically on desktops and will use them the way Snapchat apps use mobile phone cameras. In other words, Snap Camera feature will turn your laptop or desktop into a device that gives you the same facilities for photo uploading, video sharing and filter installing as the Snapchat app on your smartphone.
Snap Camera can be integrated with operating systems like Mac and Windows. You should not that Snap Camera is a standalone app, working like a browser extension. You don’t need a Snapchat account to download and use Snap Camera. You can’t log in to your Snap Camera with a Snapchat account that you otherwise use on your smartphone. So this is a completely isolated attempt from Snapchat, independent and free from its mobile app domain.
What’s more, you can use the Snap Camera as a webcam app, on video chatting platforms like Zoom and Skype. You can even go for YouTube integration. Of course, the use of filters and lenses is its greatest asset.