Unlock the difference between Snapchat lenses and filters

Do you know the difference between Snapchat lenses and filters? If not, you’re not the only one. To unlock the difference between Snapchat lenses and filters, you have to be able to differentiate between them. It’s confusing because Snapchat introduced lenses after the filters, and users are not sure how to differentiate them.  There are similarities between the lenses and filters, but they are also differences. The main difference is that the lens is animated and the filter is stationary.  

This blog will unlock the difference between Snapchat lenses and filters.


Snapchat Lenses

Example of Snapchat Lenses

Lenses are animations that you add to your photos and videos. They use facial recognition software to add dynamic effects to your snaps. Lenses vary, but some of the popular ones include a face morph, voice changer, and flower crowns. Snapchat recently announced the release of lenses that respond to sound.  According to CNET, the app’s latest addition is an animal mask with ears that pulse and shine, as well eyes that move, depending on the sound your phone’s microphone picks up. Snapchat plans to release more sound responsive lenses so keep an eye out!


Snapchat Filters


Example of Snapchat Filter

Filters are stationary overlays that you place on your photos and videos.  Users add them after taking a  photo or video to add some liveliness. Filters enable users to share their location, temperature, borders, stickers and more. Snapchat filters are also used to change the color or speed of your snap.  To apply a filter, simply swipe left and different overlays will pop up. Some filters are location specific and will recognize if you’re at a beach or concert. You can also create your own filters to celebrate different occasions such as birthdays, weddings, social events, etc.

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