Snapchat Just Quietly Released An Awesome New Face-Swap Feature

Photo: Courtesy Madeline Buxton.
All about that bass.
After a rocky start to the week (courtesy of an insensitive filter), Snapchat has released a slew of praise-worthy new features.

First, there was yesterday's purple rain filter to honor the legendary Prince. And today, we've got a new app update that takes face-swapping to the next level. Once you get the update (version 9.29.0.0 started rolling out Thursday), go into the app and scroll through your filters. Past the usual face-swap option, you'll see one that pulls up your phone's camera roll.

You can now face-swap with any of your existing images, from old photos of yourself to your friends to Meghan Trainor (from her EP cover for All About That Bass, of course). It's a clever twist on the app's already popular face-swapping capability.

Also included in the update is the option to replay anyone's snap once, for free. In the past, users have only been allowed one free daily replay.

Cheers to a weekend full of face-swapping debauchery.
Photo: Courtesy Christina Bonnington.
RIP Prince.
Advertisement

More from Tech

It's become almost second nature for a celeb to have some sort of side hustle. Why just make money acting when you can also release a perfume or found a ...
Remember when dorm drama just meant your roommate eating the last of your Oreos without asking, or talking on the phone too loudly while you were trying ...
Chrissy Teigen, the model turned TV host turned cookbook author, has amassed Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat followings in the millions. The secret to ...
GENERATION STARTUP presents Women In Tech, an episode of an exclusive web series with footage left on the cutting room floor. The feature documentary ...
A Google search for "mooning" pulls up expected results: some news articles about protestors pulling down their pants, and the formal dictionary definition...
Pokémon Go was this year's biggest app sensation. Within 24 hours of its launch, the game became a mega hit and has since seen users walking billions of ...
For the second time this month, earthlings of the Western Hemisphere will experience a special event involving our moon. Earlier this month, we got our ...
(Paid Content) Refinery29 is now on Versy, a messaging and content-sharing app made for busy people like us
If you want to look up information about your favorite celebrities, your first instinct is probably to google them. But depending on who you're curious ...
Complaining today is much easier than it used to be. Lost luggage, bad service, extra charges, broken products — you used to have to put a letter in the ...
It's Google's 18th birthday which means it can finally see all the porn it serves up
Tonight marks the first of three presidential debates between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Because of the debate's close proximity to New...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) developed a phone app that will assist you in recording and reporting police conduct. The app, Mobile Justice, ...
If you aren't registered to vote, don't panic. As a matter of fact, thanks to Snapchat, you can now do it in just one minute, reports Time. The social-...