The Student News Site of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Eagle Eye News

Breaking News
  • May 19MSD men's baseball team wins state championship 3-2 for fourth year in a row
  • April 16School Board of Broward County moves to separate with Dr. Peter Licata and hire Deputy Superintendent Dr. Howard Hepburn for three-year contract
  • April 16Broward Superintendent Dr. Peter Licata announces resignation
  • April 6MSD FEA chapter wins 1st place for most creative fundraiser and 3rd place for membership motivation project and scrapbook competition at county convention
  • April 6WMSD TV Program wins five awards at national STN competition
The Student News Site of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Eagle Eye News

The Student News Site of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Eagle Eye News

Advertisements

Snapchat stands out with new lenses

Senior Keara Clancy turns herself into a yellow monster on Snapchat.
Senior Keara Clancy turns herself into a yellow monster.

As we near the end of 2015 – four years after the initial release of the video messaging application, Snapchat increasingly distances itself from its former reputation as a sexting app. One of the most recent updates of Snapchat allows users to filter their selfies with newly released lenses.

With these innovative lenses, which were first released in September, users can edit their videos and photos to puke rainbows and to replace their eyes with hearts. Other filters allow users to turn themselves into some kind of vampire monster and to age themselves, as well as to turn themselves into a yellow monster.

These goofy lenses differentiate Snapchat from other social media sites, whose filters simply change the coloring of the photos.

“I definitely use Snapchat more now that these new filters add something special to my selfies,” senior Connie Mei said. “My favorite is the rainbow one. Honestly, who doesn’t want to vomit rainbows?”

Story continues below advertisement

Much of the Snapchat’s user population agrees, as evidenced by the ever-expanding community of beauty gurus who are now creating makeup tutorials for these looks. As Halloween approaches, more and more “rainbow vomit makeup” and “Snapchat-inspired crying makeup” tutorials are popping up video-sharing sites like Youtube.

The company has capitalized on the success of the lenses, guaranteeing that fans will never run out of options for lenses, since one new filter is added daily. However, one is also taken out each day, so that the lenses rotate.

With these updates, Snapchat has not only ditched its overbearing image as the dominating sexting media, but has defined itself as one of the most successful apps of 2015.

Leave a Comment
Donate to Eagle Eye News
$655
$1200
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
Donate to Eagle Eye News
$655
$1200
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All Eagle Eye News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *