Snap Inc. has officially launched its new Time Machine feature for Snapchat, which allows a Snapchat Filter to age and de-age faces through user’s camera phones. Like many other lenses on the app, users must move the slider from left to right to control the feature’s aging process. Moving left lets users de-age themselves, smoothing out the face and removing any hair. Meanwhile, moving the slider to the right adds years to your face, including receding gray hair and wrinkles.
The app utilizes AI machine learning to complete the process, and the interface is relatively easy to use despite all the visual processing. The feature can also be used on the rear camera to age or de-age the face of a friend or someone on TV. This is one of several lenses from Snapchat that has caught on in popularity, including their previous 3D selfie, baby, and gender swap feature.
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‘Time Machine lets you change your age in real time by sliding your finger’ ? Try it on Snapchat pic.twitter.com/ILiwCyo8N4
— Studio ANRK (@StudioANRK) November 21, 2019
So this Snapchat people has audacity to tell me what I’ll look like at my old age ???? pic.twitter.com/cOftb3ZgTZ
— MoonFace ? (@__mayen__) November 21, 2019
— Simon Jenkins (@simonjenkins09) November 21, 2019