Snapchat introduces new filters for cats

Filters previously only worked on humans and dogs 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Sunday 14 October 2018 12:00 BST
Snapchat introduces new filters for cats

Snapchat has introduced filters specifically for cats, meaning you can now make it look like your pet is wearing glasses.

The photo messaging app, known for its extensive collection of photo filters, revealed the newest update in a tweet.

“Lenses. For cool cats and their cool cats. Try them meow,” the company wrote on Twitter, alongside clips of the new filters, which include devil wings, glasses, unicorn horns, flower crowns and animal ears.

Previously, the app’s filters have only worked on humans and dogs, according to filter creator Chris Higa who said on Twitter that “they’ve always worked for dogs”.

The announcement has been met with excitement and joy from cat lovers who have already begun filtering photo shoots with their feline friends.

“The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Snapchat has filters tailored for you and your cat. TGIF, everyone,” one person tweeted alongside photos of their cat pictured with flowers and glasses.

Another said: “I’m not sure my cat is a fan of the new Snapchat filters but I am sure am.”

To use the new cat-friendly filters, Snapchat users can simply click on their pet’s face through the lens of the app, which will bring up lenses with a paw icon on them.

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And considering a survey conducted by Mars Petcare found that the “average cat owner ‘likes’ 398 cat-related posts and looks at 725 cat pictures and videos in a year”, it seems likely that the new cat filters will be the app’s most popular feature yet.

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