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Periscope is copying Snapchat with its own Trump and Clinton face masks
Is anyone NOT doing face masks these days?
In a Medium post, Twitter’s Periscope app announced that election-themed “masks” are coming. The animated filters, which overlay the face of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump onto your own mug, starting rolling out today.
So what does this mean for Snapchat‘s filter dominance? Not much, to be honest. Periscope’s masks are pretty basic—using Creative Commons images and mouth cut-outs creates a crude, unpolished effect—and the company hasn’t formally announced any masks aside from this presidential spoof.
Still, Twitter is showing that it knows how to pull off the trick, and if the masks prove to be popular, it’s not out of the question that Periscope would roll out its own permanent take on the feature at some point in the near future.
Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.