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Is Snapchat working on Google Glass-like smart glasses?

Snapchat to Bring Stories to The web  (photo for representation)

Snapchat to Bring Stories to The web (photo for representation)

Snapchat has hired developers from major augmented reality groups like Microsoft's HoloLens, PTC's (formerly Qualcomm's) Vuforia and eye-tracking tech maker Eyefluence to make Snapchat's pair of smart glasses.

New York: After changing the orthodox ways of chatting, video messaging application Snapchat is now reportedly working to give tough competition to Google with its own augmented reality (AR) smart glasses.

According to a Tech Crunch report, Snapchat has hired developers from major augmented reality groups like Microsoft's HoloLens, PTC's (formerly Qualcomm's) Vuforia and eye-tracking tech maker Eyefluence to make Snapchat's pair of smart glasses.

The company showed interest when Google launched Glass. Snapchat later bought Vergence Labs, which produced a pair of glasses equipped with an embedded camera for $15 million in March 2014.

Snapchat soon bought Scan.me for $50 million, a QR code-scanning/creating technology that would later manifest itself it the company's Snaptags feature.

Snapchat has introduced some bold and stunning content features since the inception of its service.

It attempted to revamp event marketing through its feature Stories, redefined journalism through Discover and changed the selfie clicking style through Lenses.

first published:March 14, 2016, 15:06 IST