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Better Snapchat AR Lenses are now available on the iPhone X

Better Snapchat AR Lenses are now available on the iPhone X

Well now Snapchat has found a way to use this tech to make better lenses and they look rather good.

Apple's camera works by projecting 30,000 invisible dots onto your face and analysing the image to calculate the precise depth map of your face.

The lenses include a Mardi Gras mask, a Day of the Dead skull, and a gold-plated eye cover.

As per Snapchat's officials, they have tested the TrueDepth Camera on their lenses which would offer more accurate and detailed experience with fun way.

According to developer's agreement, third-party app makers can only access to visual facial mapping data, not the mathematical representation of it that is used to unlock the iPhone X through Face ID.

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The new lenses use the face-mapping data taken from the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera system, which allows for up to 50 distinct muscle movements.

Basically, the new lenses are AR Mask for the iPhone X and these lenses are compatible to work with the full face of the users. It's fine to develop it for the dark stage of the iPhone launch, but making sure the masks don't look awful in a variety of situations would be key before making them available to users. The new iPhone X-only lenses will appear at the front of your row of lenses.

Snap said that the Lenses reflect surrounding light in a more realistic manner and add a touch of blur to the background. The depth information lets Snapchat to more precisely pin virtual objects over a subject's face. And that is enough to create some fun & interesting AR lenses!

To use them, just load up the Snapchat camera and perform a long press of the screen. Apple teased them last September during its iPhone event, and now, Snapchat is making them available, via an update to the iOS app.

At the same time, Apple announced in January 2018 about taking all preventive steps to envelop the customer identity, along with sharing the facial mapping data to the app developers.