Snapchat has announced a new ‘AR Pichkari’ lens in time for Holi 2024. The mobile image and video sharing platform revealed that the lens was developed by a third-party developer and allows users to splash their friends with virtual colors using their smartphone’s rear camera. simulating the use of pikkaris (water gun) which is used to celebrate Holi festival. It’s one of several lenses offered by Snapchat that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to allow users to interact with their surroundings.

According to details shared by the company, the new AR Pichkari lens is developed by Ronin Labs and is available to all users of the platform. Like other AR lenses on Snapchat, users can search for the AR lens through the search bar in the Snapchat app. You can also click on this connectionwhich should take you directly to the AR Pichkari lens.

Snapchat’s AR Pichkari lens was developed by Ronin Labs

After selecting the AR Pichkari lens, you can switch to Snapchat’s rear camera and point it at your friends. The app will use AR to identify where your friend is in the viewfinder and start spraying them with virtual colors. Flow is also affected when you move your phone, similar to using pee pads.

You can use the AR Pichkari filter to move around and virtually splash your friends with Holi colors. A bar is also displayed on the left side of the screen to show you how much color is left. About halfway through the process, the message “Holi Hai!” is displayed on the screen, according to details shared by Snapchat.

Snapchat’s AR Pichkari lens is now available to use on the messaging platform ahead of Holi 2024 and should be available to all users in the coming days. You can also access the AR lens by pointing your Snap camera (the in-app camera) at the Snapcode in the image above on iOS and Android smartphones that have updated to the latest version of the app.

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