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Technology A more realistic Bitmoji? Snapchat is working on a tool called Cameo that uses deepfake technology

11:55  09 december  2019
11:55  09 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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SnapChat will soon be adding a feature that basically allows you deepfake yourself into a video or GIF for fun.

The feature was first spotted by Snapchat users in France who received a test version of the tool over the weekend. The latest addition to the app is called Cameo, Snapchat confirmed to TechCrunch on Sunday.

"Cameos aren't ready to take the stage yet, but stay tuned for their global debut soon!" the social networking app told TechCrunch.

Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs

  Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs GIFs are great for conveying your reactions, but they're not usually very personal -- and recording yourself probably won't be that exciting. Snap might have found a way to bridge those two worlds. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a Cameo feature which inserts your face into a selection of (currently pre-made) GIFs. You just take a selfie, pick a generic body type and your face will animate as if it were you, including mouth movements. Think of it like a deepfake, but this time friendly instead of creepy.The company said it was testing the feature in some international markets, including France.

Snapchat Cameo edits your face into videos. Snapchat is preparing to launch a big new feature that uses your selfies to replace the faces of people in videos you can then share. It's essentially a simplified way to Deepfake you into GIFs. Cameos are an alternative to Bitmoji for quickly conveying an

Snapchat is preparing to launch a big new feature that uses your selfies to replace the faces of people in videos you It’s essentially a simplified way to Deepfake you into GIFs. Cameos are an alternative to Bitmoji for quickly Cameo could put a more fun spin on technology for grafting faces into videos.

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Based on screen captures posted by people on Twitter, Cameo uses your selfie to plaster your face on a digitized body. The feature has a similar look and application to Bitmoji, except more realistic.

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According to TechCrunch, Cameo will be embedded in the Bitmoji button once the new feature is live in the U.S.

You get to choose the body you'd like for your face to appear on, and Snapchat will use AI to manipulate your face into displaying different emotions and expressions.

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Deepfake technology would be a relatively new frontier for the app, though it would further differentiate Snapchat from its rivals Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. The technology, which has been used to transpose celebrities into pornographic videos, has come under criticism because it could be used to maliciously produce fake political videos.

Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs

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Think of it as a friendlier deepfake . The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it 's testing a Cameo feature which inserts your face into a selection of (currently pre-made) GIFs. This could help Snapchat in multiple ways. It's an alternative to Bitmoji for those who think avatars are too cutesy.

Drag the Bitmoji to the desired location on your Snap. Pinch the Bitmoji with two fingers to make it smaller, or pinch outward (reverse-pinch) to increase its This method will help you add the Snapchat widget to the Today screen. Once the widget is added, you’ll have quick access to your best friends

Still, Snapchat has been hard at work developing new filters and add-ons to keep the platform interesting for teens and young adults who are constantly on the hunt for new, creative ways to interact with peers.

In November, Snapchat picked up where the wildly popular Face App left off by rolling out a tool that tries to show you what you look like at every phase of life. It's called Time Machine, and it includes a slider you can drag across your screen to watch the years add up.

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