Snapchat has recently added a new set of selfie options that allow users to retouch their appearance in various ways before taking a photo. As shown below, the new settings include Retouch, Smooth, Under Eye, Teeth, Lip Color, Eyelashes, and Auto.
Everything that each of this options does is listed in the following paragraph, so you get a better sense of what each of this is intended to do.
Retouch removes blemishes and smoothens skin. Smooth allows the user to further ‘smoothen’ skin and reduces wrinkles. Under Eye reduces red and dark circles under the eyes, and Teeth aims to whiten your teeth. Lip Color saturates and brightens lips, while Eyelashes makes them appear thicker and fuller. As for the Auto setting, it automatically adjusts all of the other settings to create a natural-looking selfie.
Once you have adjusted the settings, you can save them as a preset so that you can quickly apply them to future selfies. You can also see before and after effects in real time, so you can see how the settings will affect your appearance before you capture the photo.
Useful or Fake?
While it is true that these new selfie settings add a degree of fakeness to your face, they can also be used in a good way, or as a confidence booster for many people out there.
With this degree of AI in a common person’s reach, it is important to use it responsibly and to be aware of the potential for creating a fake or unrealistic image of yourself.
This is all we know about the feature for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.