Pairing to Snapchat
With Lens Studio, you can preview your Lens creations inside Snapchat. When paired, any changes you make in Lens Studio are reflected in a preview Lens on your mobile device. Previewing your Lens inside Snapchat will help you test and iterate on the Lens' user experience.
For pairing to work, you'll first need to make sure that:
- Your computer and your device are on the same Wi-Fi network
- You have the latest version of Snapchat installed on your device
To pair Snapchat with Lens Studio, you'll need the latest version of Snapchat as well as the latest version of Lens Studio.
Pairing Your Device
To preview your Lens on your device, first you must pair your device with Lens Studio.
Pair Your Devicebutton in the top right corner of Lens Studio
You should see a Snapcode pop up. This Snapcode is unique to your Lens Studio
Open Snapchat on your device
In Snapchat, point your camera at the Snapcode
Press and hold the image of the Snapcode to scan it
You should see a prompt to Pair with Lens Studio
When paired, you should see the
Your Device Pairedmessage in Lens Studio
The pairing process can take up to 30 seconds depending on your network. After clicking
Pair, please allow some time for the device to find and connect to Lens Studio.
You can only have one device paired to Lens Studio at a time. If you want to pair a different device, you first need to disconnect your currently paired device. To do this, select
Pairing -> Disconnect in Lens Studio's menu bar.
If you want to remove the paired lens from Snapchat, first open Snapchat. Then, go to
Settings. There, select
Additional Services -> Manage -> Lens Studio -> Pair Status -> Tap to
Unpair. This will unpair your device and remove the paired Lens from your Lens carousel. Note, you might have to force quit and reopen Snapchat if you want the Lens removed immediately.
Previewing Your Lens
Now that your device is paired with Lens Studio, you can now push your Lens to Snapchat to preview it.
Let's Push Your Lensbutton to send your Lens to your paired device for preview
When sending, the button will display
Once the Lens has been sent to your device, the button will display the
Lens has been pushedmessage. If a direct push over Wi-Fi was successful, it will also show the
Direct pushmessage. If the direct push failed, the Lens will still push to your device but via the server. Note, a server push can take longer to update your Lens than a direct push
Finally, once the push is successful, you should now see your Lens for preview in your rear camera's Lens carousel. The icon of the Lens will be whatever you set it to in the Project Info
Checking Lens Performance
When paired, you're able to see the performance of your Lens. Please refer to the Performance and Optimization guide for performance requirements and best practices. To display your Lens' performance:
With your Lens paired and opened in Snapchat, click the
Settingsbutton in the top right corner of Snapchat
After clicking the
Settingsbutton, you should now see performance stats for your Lens.
FPSrepresents your Lens' framerate.
RAMrepresents how much memory your Lens is consuming.
SIZErepresents how large your Lens is. And finally, a time stamp displays when the Lens was last pushed
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