Latest Snapchat Update Adds Slow-Mo, Fast Forward, And Rewind Video Effects

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Snapchat continues to ramp up the app’s capabilities with their most recent update, which includes a collection of video filters called “Speed Modifiers” that do exactly what you’d expect. The update puts slow motion, fast forward and rewind effects at the fingertips of users of the popular temporary media sharing application.

Snapchat users on Android or iOS are now able to reduce their video’s speed so you can catch more little details or to just enjoy the moment that much longer, speed up the video for a possibly more comedic effect, or play the video backwards to skew the perspective of what’s happening in real time.

These new filters give app users an ability to apply some actual video editing that didn’t exist outside of laying text and emojis on top, or changing faces by zombifying and pouring rainbows out of them. Now they are able to change the way the video appears to have occurred.

The most recent Snapchat updates have been full of additions and improvements that go beyond internal things that may usually go unseen. Much of the updates’ popularity comes in as a result of the acquisition of the startup photo and video filter creating app Looksery for an estimated $150 million, which was is a great deal above the capital generated by their successful Kickstarter campaign.

The San Francisco based company uses facial recognition to modify visual features in real time, and Snapchat has taken advantage of that ability by adding “Lenses” last month which apply overlaying effects to users’ selfies.

The latest update also brings 3D touch support, which the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus use for quick access from the home screen. These updates look to be another step in their attempt to be more user friendly in the face of issues with the law and unreliability.

Which new Snapchat feature are you looking forward to using the most? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: TechCrunch
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