Snapchat: A dark horse   

August 2023

By Emily Ryan

Snapchat continues to surprise us with its innovative features. One remarkable feature is Snapchat Scan. Whether you’re a casual user, an avid Snapchatter, or believe that Snapchat belongs in the playground, this app is the only platform that provides us with multiple practical purposes. Let’s take a look…

A World of Imagination Unlocked

Snapchat Scan isn’t just an ordinary tool. It’s a portal to a world of imagination and creativity. With just a tap on your Snapchat camera, you can activate the scan feature, and the real world around you transforms into a canvas of endless potential. This feature uses augmented reality (AR) technology to recognise objects and surfaces, allowing you to interact with them in unique ways.

What Can You Do with Snapchat Scan?

  1. Solve Math Problems Instantly

We wish we had this for our maths homework. No more struggling with complicated maths equations. Simply point your Snapchat camera at a maths problem, and watch as Snapchat Scan solves it for you. Maths teachers, we’ll be praying for your soul.

  1. Visualise Products Before Buying

Are you planning to buy furniture, decor or other items for your space? Use Snapchat Scan to visualise how they’ll look in your room. Test different placements and styles virtually before making a purchase.

  1. Virtual Makeup Try-On

Ever wondered how a particular shade of lipstick or eyeshadow would look on you? Snapchat Scan lets you try on virtual makeup, helping you make beauty choices with confidence. Our recommendation? Take this with a pinch of salt.

  1. Language Translation Made Easy

Use Snapchat Scan to translate signs, menus and other text in real-time when you travel. Break down language barriers effortlessly and get the most out of your trip.

  1. Plant and Animal Identification

Curious about the flora and fauna around you? Point your camera at a plant or animal, and Snapchat Scan can provide the information. Explore and learn about the world in a new way. Find that low maintenance, yet still impressive house plant, you’ve been on the search for.

  1. Cooking Made Fun

Scan a recipe or a food image, and watch as Snapchat provides interactive cooking instructions, making your culinary adventures more engaging.

Embracing the Snapchat Scan Experience

The beauty of Snapchat Scan lies in its ability to spark your imagination and encourage you to see the world through a different lens. Each scan is filled with the potential of learning something new, creativity and entertainment. As you explore the multitude of features, it can really open your eyes in discovering how technology can seamlessly integrate with everyday life, (not in a Black Mirror-esque way).

Snapchat Scan stands as a testament to the boundless creativity and potential of technology. Compared to some of the other giants in the social media realm, this app has been a humble, yet reliable friend that continues to evolve and enrich our everyday lives. We think it’s time we left our prejudices at the door and embrace this app a little bit more.

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