New Snapchat filters use augmented reality for social distance

Developers of numerous Internet applications are increasingly involved in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A recent example is Snapchat, which offered users a new set of two filters (lenses) created in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

One of them, called "My Social Distance", calls on users to "observe a regime of social distance". To do so, simply point your smartphone camera at the selected object and in augmented reality mode, visual circles will appear on the screen, marking the boundaries of the safe space recommended by WHO.

Another lens offers an animated picture with recommendations on how to wash your hands properly, why you should stay home during quarantine and try not to touch your face.

Both lenses send users to the WHO website, where additional advice on how to comply with safety measures in the epidemic is published.

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