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Snap Camera

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Snap Camera

  -  163.86 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Snap Camera 1.21 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Snap Inc / External Link

  • Filename

    Snap Camera 1.21.0.exe

  • MD5 Checksum


Snap Camera for PC lets you apply Lenses to your face while using your computer's webcam. Utilize the app in your favorite third party live streaming or video chat applications by selecting Snap Camera as your webcam device. Compatible with your favorite apps. Choose Lenses that match your play-style, persona, or mood! Enjoy!

Note: This product is not developed actively anymore.

For Twitch streamers, It also has a powerful Twitch Extension that works hand-in-hand with the application. The Snap Camera Twitch Extension allows your audience to unlock the Lenses you use in your stream and activate special Lenses when viewers subscribe to your channel.

With the app opened, you'll see a preview of your computer's physical webcam. To apply a Lens to the input video, simply select a Lens from the Featured Lenses. Scroll down in the Lens selection section to select from the Top Community Lenses. These are Lenses created by the community using Lens Studio, the tool for building Snapchat Lenses.

Using Snap Camera as Webcam

The program creates a virtual webcam on your computer. When the app is open, it takes the input of a physical webcam and then augments it with the selected Lens. This augmented video is then output to the virtual webcam. In your application that supports webcam input, select Snap Camera from the list of webcams to utilize the augmented video.

Restart Webcam Enabled Application

If your webcam enabled application was running prior to opening the software, you have to restart the application for it to recognize Snap Camera the first time you use it. For example, if you are using OBS, close, and reopen OBS to see the app as a selectable camera.

Selecting Snap Camera in OBS Studio

How to select Snap Camera in OBS Studio, a widely used broadcast software for live streaming. When configuring the new device, select Snap Camera from the Device drop-down. OBS Studio will now be using the virtual webcam in the same way it utilizes a physical webcam.

Sharing Lenses

All Lenses that can be used in the app can also be used and shared in Snapchat. Lenses can be shared with your viewers through the following methods.  

Snapcode URL

All Lenses have a Snapcode URL which can be shared anywhere you can share a clickable link. For example, you can paste this link to your stream's chat for your viewers to unlock the Lens. To get the Snapcode URL, click the Lens Snapcode to the right of the camera preview. Once expanded, click the Copy Lens Link button. This will copy the URL to your clipboard for sharing.

How to Use

Snap Camera is a free desktop application that allows you to use Snapchat's lenses and filters during video calls and live streams on various platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Twitch, and more. Here's how to use the app:
  • Download and Install Snap Camera: You can download the app from the official website or FileHorse and follow the installation instructions.
  • Launch Snap Camera: Once installed, launch the application by double-clicking on its icon.
  • Choose a Lens or Filter: It offers a wide variety of lenses and filters. To choose a lens or filter, simply click on the lens or filter you want to use from the list of options.
  • Configure your Video Settings: Before starting your video call or live stream, configure your video settings. In most applications, you can select Snap Camera as your video source in the video settings menu.
  • Test your Video: To make sure your lens or filter is working properly, you can test your video by using the preview feature in the program.
  • Start your Video Call or Live Stream: Once your video settings are configured, start your video call or live stream as you normally would. Your lens or filter will be visible to other participants.
  • Change Lenses or Filters: You can change lenses or filters during your video call or live stream by selecting a different lens or filter from the application.
  • Simple and straightforward installation process
  • No login required for immediate use
  • Real-time chat filter support
  • Extensive range of filter options available
  • Snap exchanges are not supported
  • Users cannot access their Snapchat accounts
  • Not developed actively anymore
Overall, Snap Camera is a fun and easy way to add some personality and excitement to your video calls and live streams. With its extensive library of lenses and filters, you can express yourself in unique and creative ways.

Also Available: Download Snap Camera for Mac

  • Snap Camera 1.21 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

- We have some news to share: Snap Camera will no longer be available as of January 25, 2023

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