The Snapchat Dual Camera feature was introduced on Monday as a new way to let Snapchatters capture two perspectives at the same time. The new feature will allow you to use the front and rear cameras simultaneously to capture photos and videos. Snap’s camera is one of the most widely used cameras in the world, according to the company. The Dual Camera feature comes with four layouts, and Snapchatters can use creative tools like music, stickers, and lenses to create content.
According to the company, Snapchat’s dual camera will be available globally on iOS today, with Android support coming in the coming months. According to a blog post, iPhone models including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone iPhone 12 Pro Max will initially be supported. As mentioned, the dual camera on Snapchat allows you to capture content using the front and back cameras simultaneously.
For example, you are watching a football game with your friends on Saturday night. Previously, you could either record what was happening on the TV or your reaction to Snapchat, as you could only record through one camera. With Dual Camera, you can simultaneously record what is happening on the TV and your reaction to give a better perspective of your situation.
How to use the dual camera:
Open your Snapchat and you will see a new icon in the camera toolbar
To start Dual Camera on Snapchat, you can open the camera screen
Tap the Dual Camera icon in the camera toolbar and try different layouts before taking a Snap
The dual camera has four layouts, including vertical, horizontal, picture-in-picture, and cutout
Snapchatters can also add music, stickers and lenses to their Snaps
There is a “flip camera” button which changes the main and secondary camera views
“With a simple tap, you can start creating Snaps and Stories, or more polished Spotlight videos, with a dual perspective. The dual camera is a creative way for our community to capture exciting moments while being a part of memory – like swinging at a music festival or everyday moments like your cooking adventures in the kitchen,” the company said in a statement.
Snapchat’s parent, Snap, also announced a Spotlight Creator Rewards program where eligible Snapchatters who create the best Spotlight Snaps get “millions of dollars.” “Share what you’re doing with Dual Camera on Spotlight, or if inspiration strikes quickly, create a Snap or Story,” the company said.