Snapchat Bids Farewell To Its Snap Camera For Mac And PCs This Month

Snapchat is shutting down its famous camera application for Mac and PCs as early as this month.

The platform provided this camera as a great way to add silly filters on a user’s face while they were busy using Zoom or any other option to conduct a video conference call. But if you remember, this was also one of the funny incidents that took the social media world by storm as some employees and even bosses opted to show up to virtual meetings in this filter and even as a potato.

The change was recently announced by the firm on its support page for the Snap Camera. And from January 25 onwards, you won’t be seeing it or even downloading it. But don’t worry too much as Snap is still allowing users to make use of filters that you can attain through the app’s web version. However, if you think you can show up to work in that silly dog filter without anyone noticing, well, we’ve got news for you. That is not happening.

The feature was first rolled out in the year 2018 and since then, we’ve seen the firm pitching out plenty of ideas that would spice up that Twitch stream. But the real popularity came during the time of the pandemic.

A lot of people found themselves on long video calls each day and they really did get tired of showcasing their usual face or shall we say, an unfiltered version of themselves all day long.

We saw the company lay off 20% of the workforce in 2022 and even cancel plenty of projects such as the Pixy drone. For now, Snap is not replying to any requests for comments but the fortunes of the firm have definitely altered as time goes on.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this feature is not as important as it once used to be. So many companies are relying less on remote work and going back to in-office practices.

Let’s not forget how plenty of other video-themed apps are building their own filters and for a while now, Zoom has allowed you to dress up like an animal or even add some very bizarre effects to your face.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the company did claim to be launching customizable human avatars too. For now, we believe it might be too soon to compare this to the likes of Snapchat’s Bitmoji.

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