After losing more than 3 million users to rival Facebook-owned Instagram, Snapchat tries to redefine themselves. From flower crowns to animated googly eyes, your pet cat can look like a sweet, glowing princess to a cartoon character.
Lenses. For cool cats ? and their cool cats ? Try them meow. pic.twitter.com/UFJtgt8ZWO
— Snapchat (@Snapchat) October 12, 2018
Similar to human filters, the filters blur and soften the face. This creates an often rosy, sweet complexion. Twitter shares their best cat pictures after the release of this feature.
Imma dedicate my first tweet to CAT SNAPCHAT FILTERS ? pic.twitter.com/fpEFeJPdIF
— Kara ? (@karamoore__) October 13, 2018
This is not the first time Snapchat is able to recognize non-human features. With Snapchat’s object recognition feature rolling out throughout 2017, people are able to aim their camera outwards to play with their surroundings.
This could mean a goofy hot dog dancing on your desk to bright stars moving around your room.
— Kelly O'Brien (@_KOBrien) October 16, 2018
Only time will tell whether or not releasing these features will bring back an influx of users for Snapchat.
Many more companies are trying to participate in animal and object recognition, even Instagram playing with new surroundings features along with new selfie filters.
Snapchat having filters for cats is the best thing ever pic.twitter.com/oGrZIhqblZ
— Ally ? (@thirlwallxpayne) October 17, 2018