Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called Snappables, which lets you play games with your friends in augmented reality.
New Snappables will be released each week, and the first batch are rolling out globally to both Android and iOS users this week.
“You can control Snappables using touch, motion, and even facial expressions,” Snapchat says. That’s right − you’re going to look like an idiot, but you might have fun in the process.
“You can fight aliens, start a rock band, play basketball, with your friends, no matter where you are. Some Snappables let you challenge friends to beat your high score, while with others you can invite them to multiplayer games.”
You can find Snappables by tapping and holding the main Snapchat camera screen and scrolling through the options that appear on the left-hand side of the circular capture button.
To get started, tap on a Lens icon and then follow the on-screen directions, and to get a friend to play along, send them a Snap of you playing.
“We see Snappables as just the very beginning of a new type of AR experience on Snapchat,” the company says.
“Up until today, Lenses have been about transforming your look or the world around you through content. Snappables are the first shared AR experiences on Snapchat. Snappables invite you to become a part of another world and then your share that world with your friends.”
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