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Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters

Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters
From Engadget - July 5, 2017

Backdrops allow Snapchatters to place images "behind" people or objects in photo messages. To add a background to a Snap, tap the scissors icon in the vertical toolkit and then select the new Backdrop icon (a diagonally striped square). Trace over whatever you want to be in the foreground, choose a Backdrop image and watch the magic happen. There will be a selection of images to choose from, with new backgrounds rotated in daily.

Voice filters are not new for Snapchat, but today's update breaks the tool out of Lenses for anyone to use at any time, no doggy ears required. After recording a video Snap, tap the speaker icon to see a range of voices, including a cute little chipmunk, a beastly bear and a robot.

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