Niantic Labs added another new surprise to fans of the Pokemon Go game by announcing Pokemon Go Snapshot, a AR photo mode for the game.
The team came out with an official statement that said:
Introducing GO Snapshot—an easy way to take a photo of any Pokémon you have in your Pokémon Storage! You can find the feature when looking at a specific Pokémon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items.
It’s simple to use. Select a Pokémon and tap on the screen to throw its Poké Ball to that spot. Once your Pokémon is situated in the ideal spot, you can then move around it to find the best angle for your photo. Is your Pokémon distracted or looking the wrong way? Brush across it to get its attention, and it will be sure to face you.
Take as many photos as you like during your session. Once you’re finished, all photos are saved to your device automatically! It’s also easier than ever to share your favorite photo via social media. Just select the linked social channel you want to share with, and you can show your friends your masterpiece with a couple of quick taps.
We can’t wait to see the amazing photos you’ll take of your Pokémon! Don’t forget to send us your works of art with #GOsnapshot, so we can show them off, too! Let’s grab our cameras and GO!
The new snapshot feature might be a small nod towards the classic Nintendo 64 games where you were able to drive around on-rails throughout levels and take candid photos of Pokemon in their natural habitat, this also allowed you to uncover secrets in the games and hidden photo opportunities.
The game allows you to throw out the Pokemon you have previously capture and take a photo of them in a real life situation, giving players the options to capture some amazing photos.
If you’re still a player of Pokemon Go, what do you think of the new AR snapshot option? If you don’t currently play will this new feature bring you back in?