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Snap is shutting down its desktop camera app that allows users to apply filters during video calls

 

The company first introduced Snap Camera in 2018 for creators to use with video conferencing apps like Skype, YouTube, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Zoom. The app, available on both Windows and Mac, allowed users to switch between different face filters during a video call or a live stream. 1f60c1f3a8 Users might get a blank screen after the Snap camera gets disabled later this month, so it’s better to uninstall the app and switch to your default camera. The company said that compatible AR lenses will work with the web version of its app, which was launched last July. In response to a creator on Twitter, Snap said that it is focusing more on expanding Camera Kit access for the web. “We’re adjusting our web-based investments for the AR creator & developer community to focus on expanding access to Camera Kit for Web. Stay tuned for more info this year, and you can keep using Lenses on your computer with Snapchat for Web,” it noted. The discontinuation of the Snap Camera app — spotted first by The Verge — is not entirely surprising. Last year, it cut 20% of its staff and shuttered its drone product months after first launching it. In December, the company also announced that it is planning to shut down the location-based social app Zenly, which was acquired in 2017. As the company will now focus on ecommerce partnerships and paid lenses to generate more revenue with a sized-down team, side projects like a desktop camera app will be expectedly slashed. Snap is shutting down its desktop camera app that allows users to apply filters during video calls by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

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