It is possible to use Snapchat filters on your computer with most messaging applications that offer video calls. Whether you use Zoom, Google Meet, or Skype, you will be able to do it thanks to the Snapchat desktop application called Snap Camera.
Snap Camera is a free app for Windows 10 and macOS that allows us to add Snapchat filters on top of the image captured by our webcam. It is extremely easy to use and has tons of filters available.
The first thing you need to do is download Snap Camera from this link and install the application on your PC. Once this is done, you can run the app for the first time and start browsing through the different filters. Obviously you need to have a webcam connected and active to be able to use it.
In any case, the Snap Camera app should always be running and the filters are changed from there.
How to use Snapchat filters in Zoom
To use the filters in Zoom you just have to open the Setting of the application (click on the icon in the shape of a nut at the top right) and navigate to the section Video. There you will find the options of the Camera.
Click on the drop down menu to choose camera and simply select Snap Camera instead of your webcam. The image will immediately change and display your image with the Snapchat filter on top. What you change from Snap Camera will change in real time in your video call.
How to use Snapchat filters on Google Meet
To change the camera in Google Meet you need to click on the button Setting (three vertical dots) and navigate to the section on Video. There select Snap Camera from the list of available cameras and voila.
How to use Snapchat filters in Skype
Open the Setting Skype (Ctrl +,) and navigate to the section of Audio and video. At the top where it says Video, change the camera in the small drop-down menu that appears on the right by selecting Snap Camera.
Filters to fake a bad connection
If you are a little fed up with so many meetings and want to disappear for a while, you can use one of these filters to pretend that you have connection problems, freezing your camera and showing a charging indicator. Some filters that do it quite well are “Too Many Meetings” Y “Freeze Loading“.
You just have to search for them in the Snap Camera filter library to start using them.
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