Apr 7, 2020 - Economy & Business

Snapchat launches augmented reality donations for coronavirus relief

Donation being made via snapchat
Photo: Snapchat

Snapchat launched its first donation tool today to help users donate to coronavirus relief efforts, a spokesperson tells Axios.

Why it matters: It uses augmented reality. Snap users can scan 23 international currency notes across 33 countries using the Snapchat app, triggering an AR visualization of how a potential donation could support the World Health Organization’s response efforts.

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