Snapchat Update October 2017 Introduces Snapchat ART Filters & More
Snapchat Update October 2017 Introduces Snapchat ART Filters & More:
Snapchat is launching a new update tomorrow and the social media giant officially reveals the details of its newest feature October 3rd, 3PM Eastern time.
The Snapchat update October 2017 introduces Snapchat ART filters and thanks to some Snapchat hackers, the details from the Snapchat ART launch site have been released early!
So What Is Snapchat Art?
Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons and others. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality so users can see it when they hold up their phones to the right spot, possibly to be used in conjunction with the SnapMap feature.
Koons, famous for his giant balloon animal sculptures, is the featured artist for the launch. “Discover Koons’s innovative digital installations scattered across the world to experience them for yourself, and learn a little more about them” Snapchat wrote on the launch site that got leaked.
A source told TechCrunch that the new augmented reality feature is derived from Cimagine technology, an Israeli AR startup that Snapchat acquired last December.
The tech is very similar the dancing hot dog that recieved 1.5 billion views on Snapchat's World Lens
Snapchat Leaked 'art.snapchat.com':
When a strange “art.snapchat.com” URL featuring a countdown to 3PM Eastern time appeared over a photo of Central Park and New York’s skyline, Snapchat revealed to TechCrunch that they were, “😊 we’re excited to share more soon.”
However, some tech savvy Snapchatters were able to hack the site, ruining Snapchat’s big countdown.
Snapchat disabled the hack, but the details are revealed!
TechCrunc said, "Essentially, when users are nearby a piece of Snapchat ART, they’ll see a special Lens available. An indicator will direct them which direction to look until the location marker is in frame, at which point they’ll see the AR art on their phone. Perhaps users will be able to find Snapchat ART on the app’s SnapMap, though we can’t confirm that yet."
If you're an aspiring artist or know someone who is, good news is that Snapchat will be soliciting artists to sign up, so you could be featured on this new platform.
The sign-up will be available when Snapchat ART officially launches tomorrow, however below is what the form will look like. The new feature will allow artists to submit their art to be added to Snapchat ART, allowing others to experience their work in an augmented reality setting. Pretty cool.
For more information, you can visit: https://art.snapchat.com at 3PM Eastern Time 10/3/17.
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