Snapchat is adding a new feature to its essential digicam, permitting customers to seize photograph and video utilizing the front- and back-facing cameras on their telephones on the similar time.
The twin digicam characteristic was initially announced back in April as a part of Snapchat’s to-be-released director mode, which is able to give customers entry to a wider vary of artistic instruments. The twin digicam characteristic is coming on to Snapchat simply as BeReal — the nostalgia-tinged photograph sharing app utilizing each cameras — is breaking into the mainstream.
A part of BeReal’s attraction is within the comparatively minimal set of options and the mundanity of what customers see once they open the app. It solely helps photographs, there’s only one structure for footage, and it doesn’t embrace any enhancing instruments. Snapchat’s model is extra strong than what BeReal presents. For one, customers can choose from a number of completely different structure choices, together with home windows stacked vertically, facet by facet, image in image (essentially the most just like BeReal), and cutout. Snap additionally says customers will be capable to add lenses, stickers, and music to their content material captured with the twin digicam setting.
Twin digicam is accessible on iOS beginning at this time, with Android following within the coming months.
Different platforms have jumped in to attempt to make the most of the attraction of BeReal. Final week, leakers observed that Instagram was testing something called IG Candid, which apparently prompts customers to snap an image utilizing each cameras at a particular time of day, similar to BeReal. Meta stated it was an inner check solely.