In order to make Snapchat Lenses available in Teams, Microsoft and Snap worked together. This implies that you can select from 26 well-known lenses to add some originality to your discussions when you make your next video call with friends or coworkers.
For your webcam feed, you can change into a cartoon character, add fake snow, or even select from a variety of backgrounds. Yet, it’s crucial to exercise caution and avoid inadvertently leaving a lens on during crucial interactions. Not exactly what you want during a business video chat is a virtual sloth cuddling you.
The assortment of lenses will rotate, claim Snap and Microsoft, to offer a novel experience. You can access them by choosing Snapchat under Teams, then Video Effects. All users will progressively have access to the Lenses, and the majority should do so within the following several days.
The businesses have integrated Snap’s augmented reality technology into Teams using Snap’s Camera Kit. Microsoft previously integrated Snap’s augmented reality features into Flip, its video learning platform, using Camera Kit. Via prompts, Flip encourages students to join in video dialogues.
After the integration, teachers and students’ video posts on Flip have increased by 60%, according to Snap.
Snap previously offered Snap Camera, a desktop application that let users add lenses to other video calling services. The app was, however, discontinued earlier this year.
For better virtual backgrounds, Microsoft Teams also upgraded the green screen functionality in its app.