No More Cool Filters on Zoom as Snap Camera App Closes in January?


Zoom users can access fancy filters through the Snap Camera app, which will be discontinued in January.

The parent company of Snapchat announced this month that it will discontinue the PC and Mac versions of its camera app.

You only have a few more days to use it if you’ve been using cute filters to join online meetings. Before the month is over, the camera app is saying goodbye.

Snap Camera will stop operating in January.

According to an article by The Verge, Snap disclosed its intention to discontinue its camera app for PC and Mac, giving users until January 25 to take advantage of its features.

In 2018, Snap Camera made its debut, primarily for Twitch streamers. However, it gained popularity when the COVID-19 pandemic forced people to work from home.

Users can apply adorable cartoon filters from Snapchat’s parent company’s camera app while participating in a video conference.

There are a lot of options. It enables attendees to show up as a cartoon character or a potato during meetings. In a manner similar to how Snapchat users do it, they might also pose as a dog.

Nevertheless, Snap Camera will end abruptly as we ring in the new year. According to the support page for the camera app, as of January 25 it will “no longer be available to use or download.”

Therefore, it appears that Snap will stop supporting its PC and Mac apps entirely before the first month of the year comes to a close.

Instead, use Snapchat on the web.

The Snap Camera support page now advises users to switch to Snapchat for Web once the full-fledged app is discontinued, according to XDA Developers.

The same set of filters are available on the web version as they were in the camera app. Users cannot, however, appear in virtual meetings as adorable cartoon characters. Instead, it is the mobile app for Snapchat on the web. Consequently, it is not a direct substitute for Snapchat Camera.

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Despite this, Zoom filters are far from extinct. The teleconferencing service provides its users with amusing built-in filters.

According to The Verge, Zoom features allow users to make cartoonish facial expressions while in a meeting. If the facial filters are insufficient, they may additionally manifest as an animal avatar that resembles Apple’s Memoji.

The platform recently added human avatars, enabling users to appear as animated versions of themselves in addition to the animal avatar.