June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

Express yourself with Lenses powered by Snap in your next Skype chat

Snap’s Camera Kit adds more fun and creativity to Skype

Lenses help our Snapchat community express themselves and have fun conversations with the people who matter most, and that’s led to approximately two out of every three Snapchatters engaging with AR daily. 

Starting today, we’re bringing the magic of Lenses to Skype, so the community of more than 80 million monthly active Skype users can now add Lenses to their conversations with friends and family. With dozens of Lenses to choose from, chats are even more personalized and fun – get some giggles from donning a glitter beard, go retro with disco glasses, or simply show your love with raining hearts. 

Snap’s AR tools are powering this new integration. Lenses are created through our AR authoring tool Lens Studio and made available on Skype through our Camera Kit SDK, which allows partners to distribute Lenses in their own apps and websites. Lens Studio and Camera Kit also power AR experiences in Microsoft Teams, SwiftKey, and Microsoft Flip. 

Over the coming months, Skype will add more Lenses to their library, helping Skype users celebrate holidays and get in on the latest trends.

Here’s how to get started with Lenses on Skype: 

  1. In the Skype mobile app, select a contact you’d like to chat with or open an existing conversation. Tap the camera icon on the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Tap the smiling face icon to the right of the capture button to see all the fun Lenses available, and select the perfect Lens for the moment.  

  3. Take a photo or video using the Lens, then select the send icon on the bottom right of the screen. 

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