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3D Stickers are the new Snapchat feature all your friends will be talking about

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 13th, 2016 1:04PM EDT

Augmented reality is closer than ever to becoming an everyday technology that all of us use on a regular basis. Snapchat on Wednesday rolled out a great new augmented reality feature called 3D Stickers that promises to put augmented reality in the palm of your hand. With 3D Stickers, you can pin virtual objects to real objects in videos you make and have them stick on them no matter where they move.

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To get a good idea of how this works, check out the gifs below that show how you can pin an emoji to your cat’s head or an airplane to your pen and have it track their movements:

The process for adding these stickers is wonderfully simple: While you’re filming a video, tap on the sticker icon on the top of the screen, choose what sticker you want to use and then place it over the object you want to track.

The new update is rolling out to Android first today and will be coming to iOS shortly afterward. If you’re interested in learning more about this feature, TechCrunch has a really interesting article speculating how Snapchat developed the technology to make this happen.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.