New Snapchat lenses use augmented reality for social distancing

The developers of many Internet applications is increasingly becoming involved in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus. Recent example is Snapchat, which offered users a new set of two lenses, was created in collaboration with the world health organization (who).

One of them called “My Social Distance” (“My social distance”) calls on members “to comply with social distancing”. To do this, just hover your smartphone’s camera on the selected object and the screen in augmented reality mode will appear visual the circles indicate the boundaries of the safe space recommended by who.

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

Both lenses send users to the web site of the who, which published additional advice on compliance of safety measures in the epidemic.

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