Snapchat’s New Lens Reacts to the Sounds It Hears

It joins lenses that work off body-tracking and sky-segmentation technology

Its ears pulse and glow and its eyes move based on the sounds it picks up
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You’re not being paranoid: Snapchat really is listening to you.

The messaging application Monday began rolling out a lens that reacts to sound, and a spokesperson said additional similar lenses will be added to the lens carousel “over the next few weeks.”

The new lens is an animal mask overlay, and its ears pulse and glow and its eyes move based on the sounds it picks up via users’ smartphones.

A Snapchat spokesperson said that the new lens is not yet being used by brands.

The lens that reacts to sounds joins other Snapchat lenses that react to users’ actions, including body-tracking technology and sky-segmentation technology.