Snapchat has added ‘Learn Langauge’ lenses for certain Indian languages, making it easier to learn them. The lenses use augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) to recognize and translate over 1,000 things in real-time. Last year, Snapchat launched language-learning lenses in Hindi, Kannada, and Marathi, and it has now expanded to include Bengali, Punjabi, and Telugu. Additionally, in honor of World Environment Day on June 5, 2021, Snapchat has introduced up to nine Bitmojis.
Atit Kharel (@KharelAtit), a Snap Lens Network member, designed the latest Snapchat lenses. Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, and Telugu are among the languages covered by the new ‘Learn Language’ lenses. Users can also find the lenses by searching for ‘Learn Hindi,’ ‘Learn Bengali,’ and so on, or by looking for Kharel’s official Snapchat profile.
“I’ve always been fascinated by India’s cultural diversity and the range of languages spoken here,” Kharel said of the new lenses, “and the idea behind these lenses was to make learning Indian languages fun and easy – especially for new learners.” “Augmented reality can be really entertaining and can make learning more interactive and accessible,” he added.
The new Snapchat lenses are capable of recognizing over 1,000 things and translating their names into the language being learned in real-time. The lenses combine augmented reality and machine learning to recognize things. When a user scans an object with the lens, the thing is displayed with the translation as well as a phonetic transcription to aid with pronunciation.
Snapchat just released nine new Bitmojis, allowing users to express themselves on World Environment Day, which was held on Saturday (June 5). These Bitmojis can be used to promote recycling, gardening, and energy and water conservation. These can assist raise awareness about environmental protection while staying indoors till the coronavirus outbreak is over.