The Snapchat Lenses (filters) are the most popular camera filters out there. Since now, all those filters were exclusive to the Snapchat mobile app but not anymore. Snap Inc released a new app for the desktop that allows you to use Snapchat Lenses on a computer as well.
Snap Camera is a free camera app for the desktop that offers thousands of lenses. With this app, you can use Snapchat lenses on your computer without the need of a Snapchat account. You can use those lenses with the webcam and use the Snap Camera as your default camera app. This allows you to use Snapchat Lenses on other browser-based services like Twitch, YouTube, Skype, Zoom, etc.
Get Snapchat Filters On Computer With Snap Camera
To get Snapchat filters on a computer, all you have do is download the Snap Camera app. Snap Camera is available for Windows and Mac and you can download it from here. After downloading the app, simply run it to install the Snap Camera on your computer.
When you open this app, it turns on the camera and shows you a collection of lenses to choose from. This app features thousands of lenses made by Snap team and people all around the world. You can simply click on a lens to use it. Each of these lenses has its own Snapcode which is shown alongside the live view when you use them. From there, you can download the Snapcode as an image, copy the lens URL, add a lens to your favorites, and view its details. With Snapcodes, you can share lenses with others.
Use With Other Services
The Snap Camera app is shown in the camera option whenever you use your camera. You can make it your default camera app in the web browser and use the lenses with other major browser-based services as well. For example, while using Skype, you can switch to Snap Camera and use the lenses in the Skype call. FaceTime is the only major app that doesn’t support Snap Camera (yet).
Snap Inc also released a Snap Camera extension for Twitch. With this extension, you can use the Snapchat lenses on your live streams. You can add this extension to Twitch either by clicking the Twitch icon from the Snap Camera app or from this link.
As I mentioned above, the lenses featured in this app are made by people all around the world. You can also make lenses for Snap Camera with the help of Lens Studio. Lens Studio is a tool where you can create your own lenses and publish them online for the public.
If you are a Snapchat user, you might notice that most of these Lens are not in the Snapchat app. Well, you can get any of these lenses on your Snapchat app as well. To do that, simply scan the lens’s Snapcode using the Snapchat app. This allows you to unlock that lens in your Snapchat app for the next 24 hours. You can also send lenses to your Snapchat contacts and share them with others via URL as well.
Snap Camera is a great camera app that finally brings the Snapchat lenses to the desktop. Combined with the Lens Studio, Snap Inc is trying to bring one of its most popular creation to more people. With the constantly falling active Snapchat users, this might help the company to bring back users. With that said, give this app a try and let us know what you think about it in the comments.