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Sport Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs

01:33  09 december  2019
01:33  09 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up

  Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up One of the most relentlessly adorable characters in Star Wars history just got caught up in some copyright confusion. Giphy has restored GIFs of Disney+ series The Mandalorian's stand-out character The Child (nicknamed "baby Yoda" because well, look at him) after "confusion" over whether or not the animations were allowed. The Vulture claimed in a spoiler-laden piece that the GIFs of the cute-as-hell character were taken down for "copyrightThe move will likely prove a relief if you just have to share the little tyke with everyone you know (straight-up: if you've seen the series, you'll probably want to).

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

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 emotion, reaction, or silly situation in Snapchat

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.

  Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs

The company said it was testing the feature in some international markets, including France. It's not certain when Cameo will reach the masses, but Snap said to expect a worldwide release "soon."

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 confirmed that the Snapchat Cameo feature is real and currently in testing , but it' s coming "soon." It looks like that' s the pitch for Snapchat Cameo . You can use it to superimpose a face over another face in your Snaps, creating a sort of low-rent deepfake GIF or video clip.

Snapchat have finally added a feature which allows you to bring extra pizzazz to your Snaps by adding a moving gif image. And let’ s face it, your posts have been seriously lacking in the hypnotic-looped-animated-sass department. Now you just need to learn how to put them into your Snaps.

This could help Snapchat in multiple ways. It's an alternative to Bitmoji for those who think avatars are too cutesy. It also gives Snapchat a way to stand out among social networks and messaging services at the same time, and might give it a source of revenue if it charges for third-party Cameo clips. At least, up until Facebook copies the feature.

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Twitter lets you upload iOS Live Photos as GIFs at last .
Twitter is offering iOS users another way to get more out of Live Photos by letting you turn them into GIFs "anywhere you upload photos on Twitter." It's not clear whether this'll work for Pixel motion photos as well. Engadget has asked Twitter for clarification. Give the gift of GIFs. You can now upload your iOS Live Photos as GIFs anywhere you upload photos on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/D8TIfsBwyd — Twitter (@Twitter) December 11, 2019 WhileGive the gift of GIFs. You can now upload your iOS Live Photos as GIFs anywhere you upload photos on Twitter. pic.twitter.

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