Hosted WebAR Lenses Capture Capabilities

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Hi there! With the introduction of the Snap Hosted WebAR Lenses I am wondering if there is going to be possible image capture/picture taking capabilities in the near future? Thank you!

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  • Reid Martin
    Reid Martin Posts: 6
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  • stevenxu
    stevenxu Posts: 611 👻
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    Hi @Reid Martin !

    It is currently not available as you noted, but we are always opened to feedback from our community. I've listed this feature for our PM and Eng team to consider.

    Could you share more details about your use case if we were to enable this capture feature? What value can this bring for you?

    Thanks!

  • Reid Martin
    Reid Martin Posts: 6
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    @stevenxu

    I work in Tourism and we operate a very well known attraction... but we don't allow people to take pictures in it. We are already using Snapchat filters to let people have a kind of "Virtual Photobooth" experience with some of our sets, but the problem is that not everyone has Snapchat... especially the large demographic of seniors that we see.

    If we were to have this feature in the Hosted WebAR Lenses then that would let more people capture a memory of their visit.

    Thank you!

  • stevenxu
    stevenxu Posts: 611 👻
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    @Reid Martin Genius! Makes total sense.

    Recorded for our team.

    Curious - has your team considered building your own website and just integrating Camera Kit Web SDK? This enables you more opportunities and flexibility (but it does add the scope of web development)

  • Reid Martin
    Reid Martin Posts: 6
    edited May 30 #6
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    @stevenxu

    Yes we have, but the biggest hurdle for us is the web development. I have experimented with the Web SDK but I haven't managed to get a product that I am happy with, and the cost of getting a professional to do it isn't justified as this is a free experience.

    All we really need is a way to take pictures and save them.