TikTok is the new kid on the block of social media but has quickly been noticed by the popular kids like Instagram and Snapchat. And, with over 800 million users worldwide, it’s clear this new kid isn’t moving any time soon. Despite its skyrocketing popularity, TikTok hasn’t posed a significant threat to the other social media mainstays. But that’s about to change.
The potential of augmented reality (AR) and its benefit to society is becoming more apparent day by day. Most recently, its function as a communication and entertainment tool has taken a huge leap forward during quarantine as more people turned to the use of AR filters and lenses on mobile devices to stay connected in a remote environment.
Between Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, we’re all familiar with custom AR filters. You may not have made the connection, but the wacky animal faces and makeup filters are all a form of augmented reality. Custom AR filters have been limited to big brand Apps, like the ones we just mentioned. But not anymore!