Snapchat may not be doing wonders for Snap but its surely a large source of inspiration for alternative social media platforms. the most recent copy-cat within the long list is Skype that has added a string of Snapchatesque photo effects to its mobile messaging apps, including face stickers, filters, captions and handy information just like the weather.
The new feature is based on technology Microsoft introduced earlier this year with a fun camera app called Sprinkles. The app leverages Microsoft’s machine learning and AI capabilities to do things like detect faces in photos, determine the subject’s age and emotion, figure out your celebrity look-a-like, and suggest captions. It then lets you swipe through its suggestions – as an example, various props to add to your photo, funny captions, and stickers displaying its guess about your age, among other things.
“With photo effects on Skype, you’ll simply add a dash of wit and creativeness to your everyday moments. Share decorated photos with your friends and family via chat or on your Highlights,” the corporate aforesaid in a blog post.
Microsoft says these photo effects can change often – like on different days of the week or holidays, for instance. The resulting image will be shared with Skype friends in a conversation or posted to Skype’s new Highlights feature, that is that the Instagram/Snapchat Stories clone introduced earlier this year.
Though the new feature won’t lure you off from Snapchat or Instagram, it might sure as shooting keep Skype updated with current times. Skype’s release notes list photograph Effects as “upcoming” in automaton version eight.10.0.4 and iOS eight.10.0.5. This version began rolling out on the weekday and may reach everybody by the following week.