New AR and ML Technologies Are Available On Snapchat For Marketers and Brands

New AR and ML Technologies Are Available On Snapchat For Marketers and Brands

Snap revealed a number of new tools for augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) aimed at helping marketers and businesses engage people on the social network through interactive experiences.

The company stated that in order to facilitate and expedite the creation of AR try-on assets for brands, it has been investing in machine learning and automation. In recent years, Snapchat has collaborated with businesses such as Tiffany & Co. and Amazon to enable users to virtually try on various things within the app. The social media platform claims that by cutting down on the time required to produce these augmented reality try-on assets, more firms will be able to swiftly convert their 2D product catalogs into try-on experiences.

Additionally, companies may now use generative AI technology to develop customized Lenses for branded AR advertisements. According to what Snapchat told TechCrunch, marketers may use this new feature to create a unique machine learning model that can add realistic face effects to a Lens with just a text or image prompt. Snapchat AR advertisements can then be created using lenses that have these ML face effects.

Additionally, Snapchat unveiled AR Extensions, enabling marketers to incorporate AR Lenses and filters straight into all of the app’s ad formats, such as Commercials, Spotlight Ads, Collection Ads, Dynamic Product Ads, and Snap Ads.

The company, which was among the first to use augmented reality (AR) technology, claims that on average, more than 300 million users interact with AR experiences on its app each day.

The new tools for brands and advertisers are being released just days after Snap said that its Q1 2024 revenue climbed 21% to $1.195 million, mostly as a result of platform enhancements. The business also revealed that there were 85% more small and medium-sized marketers on Snapchat in comparison to the previous year.

Snapchat stated on Wednesday that it is “encouraged” by the growing demand it is seeing and that it is concentrating on investing in its ad business.

The business also declared that it will be introducing the “Snap Sports Network,” a sports station inside Snapchat. Unconventional activities such as water bottle flipping, extreme ironing, dog surfing, and more will be covered by the channel. Along with scripted content offered by Snap Stars, user-generated content will also be shown.

Additionally, with the introduction of a new Snap Nation Public Profile that will include unique behind-the-scenes concert content, Snapchat is deepening its collaboration with Live Nation. Additionally, Snapchat will compile stories from festivals and Live Nation performances that highlight user-posted content.