Riyadh Newspaper | Develop the “Scan” feature in Snapchat

The social networking application, “Snapchat”, developed the capabilities of visual search, and expanded its scope by updating the “Scan” feature on the application. Scan has been part of the popular app for a while as a way to identify songs or solve any math problem. But the new update makes the “Scan” feature an essential part of the Snapchat application through the presence of a button on the home page of the application with the addition of more functions that can be performed using “Scan”.

The “Scan” feature can help the user to know the pattern of wear that a particular outfit represents when pointing the smartphone’s camera at him, and this feature can also provide advice on the accessories and additions that can be worn with this outfit, and the “Scan” feature can identify the breed of dogs, Or the types of plants through the picture.

And the website Cnet.com, which specializes in technology issues, indicated that “Snapchat” hopes that the “Scan” feature will enhance the capabilities of visual search, as is the case in the “Google Lens” service. This feature also uses augmented reality technology, in addition to collaborating with several partners such as Amazon and Shazam to help identify as many different types of visual inputs as possible.

Since Snapchat is first and foremost a visual social networking app, the Scan feature can also recognize the type of photo the user is taking and recommend the right candidate or music track for that photo.

On the other hand, Snapchat intends to launch the feature known as “Short Cuts Camera” for smart devices running the iOS operating system next Thursday, and to launch the version for devices running the Android operating system by the end of this year. This feature is supposed to help the user choose the most appropriate camera mode to get the best picture of the scene to be photographed.


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