Snapchat made augmented reality selfie effects famous, with Facebook copying the feature across its mobile apps. Of course, others have followed, but their face tracking apps often pale in comparison to the original.

Now, Google is giving Android developers the keys to adding face filters to their apps as well. On Friday, Google detailed the AR features coming to Android via ARCore 1.7. The release brings a number of new features to the AR toolkit, but chief among them is the new Augmented Faces API.

The API gives developers a 3D mesh for the front-facing camera that tracks 468 points on the… more


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