Snapchat’s iPhone X-exclusive face masks have finally arrived

More than half a year after they were demoed by Apple at its September launch event, Snapchat has released its special iPhone X-exclusive Lenses.

The firm has unleashed a trio of digital face masks that take advantage of the handset’s front-facing TrueDepth camera, which is capable of tracking your facial features and expressions.

The Lenses place virtual representations of a Mardi Gras-style mask, a Day of the Dead skull, and a gold-plated eye cover over your face, according to the Verge. You can find them by tapping and holding the main camera screen in the Snapchat app.

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Thanks to the TrueDepth camera, these Lenses will actually stick to the right parts of your face even when you move around. If you’ve ever used a standard Snapchat face filter before, you’ll know that they tend to jump around and flicker quite a lot.

It isn’t clear why it’s taken so long for the company to get the Lenses out to the public, but young, iPhone X-toting, Snapchat-filter-loving so-and-sos will no doubt be thrilled that their TrueDepth dreams have finally come true. And we can all move on from Animoji.

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