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Snapchat update brings AR effects to your everyday life

Snapchat’s latest update introduces a new feature called World Lenses. They do exactly what it sounds like: Turn the world you see through the viewfinder into an entirely different scene. You can activate World Lenses by flipping to the rear-facing camera and simply tapping on the view ahead. There are seven to choose from in addition to the standard set that’s typically accessible with the front-facing camera, so you can turn any family member .

WhatsApp is testing a clone of Snapchat Stories, called Status

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is experimenting with a new Status feature that lets users share mood-setting pictures and videos overlaid with other custom elements such as emoji, with the content disappearing 24 hours after it’s shared — so basically a copy of Snapchat Stories. The test feature was spotted on Friday by BGR India which says Status sharing is only currently available to registered public beta testers of WhatsApp who are using a rooted Android or iOS device. We’ve reached out to WhatsApp .