Horrify Your Loved Ones With Snapchat's New Update

Source: Slade Sohmer
Source: Slade Sohmer

You're about to become an elderly heart-spewing hell demon. Just open your mouth, raise your eyebrows and take a selfie. 

In a blog post published Tuesday, the company Snapchat announced a plethora of new features for its app. Snap-happy users can now buy extra replays — the ability to watch a private snap again — starting at 99 cents for three. (You can only re-watch any single snap once, however.) The app also announced a feature called "trophies," which users will receive once they hit certain achievement goals. (The specific goals haven't been announced yet.) 

But the most interesting addition — and by interesting we mean horrifying — is the seven "lenses," which are essentially what would happen if Scarecrow from Batman Begins could design filters. Using them is simple: After you activate the front-facing camera, press and hold down on your face to bring up the lenses. Scroll through them — you can try them out before sending your snap — and go crazy.

Behold, the horror:

Some people are definitely fans:

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Sophie Kleeman

Sophie is a staff writer at Mic covering the intersection of tech and culture. She's based in New York and can be reached at sophie@mic.com.

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