Today, Niantic announced the latest feature coming to Pokémon Go — called “Go snapshot” — which will expand the photo capabilities in the game, building on the AR+ feature that first debuted in late 2017.
Currently, Pokémon Go players can take augmented reality photos of pokémon they encounter in the wild, and it has proved to be a popular feature — so much so that Niantic says players regularly requested more options.
The new snapshot mode extends the feature to all the pokémon in your storage.
Now, when you select a pokémon in your bag, there will be a camera icon, and from there, you can move to the snapshot tool.
“They’re taking these really amazing photos with the current technology, but they’re having to do it in very specific scenarios, like pokémon encounters,” she explains.
Last year, Niantic brought Pokémon Go’s AR+ feature to Android, and from there, the studio began looking at ways to utilize more robust augmented reality features.
Warner says that the goal wasn’t just to make a basic camera in the game; it was to use these tools to make pokémon feel more real.
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