Snapchat now supports simultaneous recording from both the front and back cameras.
The Dual Camera is, as its name suggests; a new way for Snap chatters to capture different perspectives simultaneously. Therefore, everyone can be a part of the moment; as it unfolds. In addition to integrating with Snapchat‘s preexisting artistic tools; the new feature also supports four alternative layouts: vertical, horizontal, image in picture, and cutout.
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Snapchat advertises that users can “With one simple tap, you can start creating Snaps and Stories, or more polished Spotlight videos, with double the perspective,” For example, “Dual Camera is a creative way for our community to capture exciting moments while being part of the memory—like rocking out at a music festival, or everyday moments like your culinary adventures in the kitchen.”
Using both of a phone’s cameras to record isn’t something brand new. In the same way that Instagram is considering “borrowing from” BeReal with a prototype feature called Candid Challenges, the popular social app BeReal actively pushes users to film from both cameras simultaneously. Using all of Snapchat’s filters and effects appears to be the main difference.
iOS devices now support Dual Camera, with an Android version planned “in the coming months.”