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1. Download the Snap Camera Application

The Snap Camera App is a desktop application made by Snap Inc. You can install and run it in order to alter the camera on your PC.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64 bit); MacOS 10.11+
  • Hardware: Minimum of Intel Core i3 2.5Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6Ghz with 4 GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Nvidia GeForce 710 / AMD Radeon HD 6450; screen resolution of 1280×768 or higher

Download on the Snap Camera Website


2. Configure the Snap Camera app settings

Snap Camera creates a virtual webcam on your computer. When Snap Camera is open, it takes the input of a physical webcam and then augments it with the selected Lens. This augmented video is then output to the Snap Camera virtual webcam. In your application that supports webcam input, select Snap Camera from the list of webcams to utilize the augmented video.

Browsers like Google Chrome need to be restarted as well before web applications like Google Hangouts/Meet can utilize Snap Camera

There is a variety of setting within the app that needs to be tested before going live on a video call. There are built-in lenses and filters from Snapchat. It works on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Fuze, Twitch, and most other video software. 

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3. Test it out Go Live

If your webcam enabled application was running prior to opening Snap Camera, you have to restart the application for it to recognize Snap Camera the first time you use it. For example, if you are using OBS, close and reopen OBS to see Snap Camera as a selectable camera. 

If you don’t see Snap Camera as a selectable webcam, restart the application you are using

Check out the Snap Camera FAQ for more info

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Kelsey Salman

Solution Engineer, Application Security

A techie, photographer, and drummer – based in Dallas, he can often be found at dog parks and Major League Soccer stadiums around the United States. He is also an avid aquarist and the happiest guy around when the company’s good.