Even though I don’t think anyone loves the flower crown filter more than I do, Snapchat is taking its popular lenses beyond faces.
On Tuesday, the app rolled out an update that includes “world lenses,” a take on the popular facial recognition filters that let users decorate their selfies and videos with overlays. Originally, the lens would recognize your face and let you accessorize yourself with flower crowns, purple halos, and the ever-popular puppy ears.
But now, the lenses will let you enhance a photo–even if you’re not in it! Throw a sprinkling of pink hearts over a photo of frosted doughnuts, or decorate your Christmas tree with snowflakes.
The facial-recognition Snapchat filters came out last September, and in my opinion, totally re-popularized the app. The filters rotate, adding new ones based on current events or holidays (anyone see the election night lenses?), but there are a few staples–including my personal favorite, the magical “pretty” filter.
As part of this update, Snapchat also adopted a feature of Instagram stories: you can tap backward to rewind. As someone who is not a fan of Insta stories, I love this feature, so I’m super excited Snapchat now includes it.