Snapchat introduces new augmented reality lenses


Snap Inc. wasn't about to let Facebook, which has lifted many of its augmented reality features, dominate the tech news cycle Tuesday.

Before the social networking giant kicked off its annual F8 conference for software developers, Snapchat's parent dropped some updates to its augmented-reality Lenses feature, which lets transform you and your friends into dogs, rabbits and dancing bumblebees.

Now Snapchat has a new option, New World Lenses, for adding three-dimensional augmented reality objects such as rainbows, flowers, clouds and words to jazz up scenes. 

Using your mobile device's camera, you tap to add your 3-D image and then you can drag it to the right spot and adjust its size for your picture.