Snapchat has added a new tool to the app that will help users get even more out of the app and make their snaps look a lot cooler. The app introduced a new set of "sky filters", which let you add different effects like rainbows and sunsets to photo with skies in them (obviously!). The Snapchat sky filters update for both iOS and Android began rolling out on Monday, September 25, on the eve of Snap Inc.’s sixth anniversary.
Snapchat will automatically recognize when the photo contains a sky and include sky filter options inside the filter carousel. No sky in the photo means no filters to sift through. The filter options rotate daily, but Snapchat says the option to add in a starry night, stormy clouds, sunset, rainbow, and more are part of the new feature.
After taking a photo while in Snapchat’s camera mode, just swipe to the right to bring up the different filter options. If the program determines that there’s a sky in the image, sky filters will come up under options, allowing users to swipe to choose which option to apply to the image. The filters also have the added benefit of being yet another way to spice up otherwise boring photos with cool effects. The update comes on the heels of Snapchat's new 3D Bitmoji lenses, which put users' animated Bitmojis front and centre in the app.
You can see the Snapchat sky filter in action in the video below!