Snap Spectacles Users Now Have New Formats for Exporting Their Photos and Videos

Square, wide-screen and circular black and white backgrounds rolled out Friday

It's not just the default circular format anymore for Spectacles users Snapchat
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Snap Inc. Spectacles owners gained several new options Friday in terms of formats that they can export their captured photos and videos in.

Prior to Friday, users of the camera sunglasses could only upload media in the default circular format. Square, wide-screen and circular black and white backgrounds have been added to the mix.

Spectacles square export format
Spectacles wide screen export format
Spectacles black background export format
Spectacles white background export format

Snap said the new export formats “are rolling out slowly” to iOS and Android users. For those who have received the update, here’s how it works:

  • Within Memories, press and hold on the Spectacles Story to be exported and select “export story.”
  • Select the format that best suits your needs.
  • Entire Stories can be saved to photo galleries as single videos, or each Snap can be saved individually.
Spectacles format options for exporting Snaps

Snap noted that the rotating functionality of photos and videos can only be experienced on the Snapchat application. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.