Snapchat is packed full of excellent filters and animations! You can now use their Snap Camera application with all those webcam filters for streaming. It makes your face-cam just that more entertaining. 

Setting up Snap Camera application

You can download Snap Camera for either Windows or macOS from https://snapcamera.snapchat.com/. Agree to the terms and install the program on your computer. 

Once the program is open you'll see your webcam feed and a long list of Snapchat filters! Click on any of the filters to preview how they look! 

Now to add this to your stream, you'll continue to use the broadcasting software you already love and use!

Setting up Snap Camera with Restream Studio

If you are a fan of Restream Studio, you can simply select Snap Camera as your preferred camera input in Studio settings.

Snap Camera in Restream Studio

Tip: You may need to restart your browser after installing Snap Camera for it to be recognised and appear as a selectable input.

If you prefer third-party software like OBS, you can add a new webcam source and select "Snap Camera" instead of your regular webcam. Read more below on how to do that in OBS Studio.

Setting up Snap Camera with OBS

1. In OBS Studio open, click on the "+" under "Sources" and select "Video Capture Device."

OBS Video Capture Device

2. Give the source a name - something like Snap Camera - and click "OK".

OBS Source Name

3. From the "Device" drop-down in the window that you will see select "Snap Camera," then click "OK." 

Select Snap Camera on OBS

4. You'll now see the Snap Camera added to your OBS Preview window! You may need to use the red outline to resize it to fit where you'd like it! 

Snap Camera OBS Preview

Now you're all set up to use Snapchat filters in your stream! From within Snap Camera, you can set hotkeys to trigger some of the filters so you can toggle them on demand!


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