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Technology Snapchat Cameos lets you insert your face into a GIF

12:26  09 december  2019
12:26  09 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Snapchat 's secret weapon is its uncanny face -swapping and -tracking algorithms, and it has just deployed those to great effect in a new chat feature called Cameos . The feature, which leaked out yesterday, inserts your selfie into short, looping videos featuring cats, shopping carts, cars and more.

Snapchat Cameo makes you the star of videos. TechCrunch reached out to Snap, which confirmed Cameo ’s existence, and that it’s currently testing in limited But by offering only innocuous clips rather than statements from politicians or pornography, Snapchat could turn the tech into a comedic medium.

Snapchat's secret weapon is its uncanny face-swapping and -tracking algorithms, and it has just deployed those to great effect in a new chat feature called Cameos. The feature, which leaked out yesterday, inserts your selfie into short, looping videos featuring cats, shopping carts, cars and more. The idea is to send your pals an expressive GIF, starring... you.

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If that sounds a touch creepy, well, you're not wrong. According to a GIF that Snap supplied (above), you can appear as an anthropomorphized cat, someone riding a shopping cart, a giant animated "thumbs down" emoji and more. You can add your own message and, as you'd expect, Snapchat will also create facial expressions, mouth movements and more.

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TechCrunch that it's testing a Cameo feature which inserts your face into a selection of (currently Here's some images from the new Snapchat Cameo feature. Looks like it's only available in France right now but it's takes an AR version of your face and lets you apply it to a bunch of different activities.

The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a Cameo feature which inserts your . Here's some images from the new Snapchat Cameo feature. Looks like it's only available in France right now but it's takes an AR version of your face and lets you apply it to a bunch of different activities.

If your friend is also set up for Cameos, you can include them in the fun as well. All you need to do is open Chat, tap the emoji button, hit the Cameos icon, tap on a tile and take a selfie. Then, you'll get the option to choose whether you'd like to enable two person cameos. You can send that Cameo to someone else via chat using the same controls.

While a touch disturbing, the feature has high comedic potential and could help Snapchat stay ahead of Instagram and other rivals, at least until they figure out how to copy it. Cameos is rolling out on December 18th to iOS and Android with 150 Cameos, giving you plenty of options for, er, self-expression.

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Snap reportedly acquires a deepfake startup .
Snapchat's new Cameos feature raises deepfake concerns.Deepfakes, video forgeries that make people appear to be doing or saying things they didn't, are the moving-picture equivalent of bogus images created with programs like Photoshop. Deepfake software has made manipulated videos accessible and increasingly harder to detect as fake.

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