Snapchat has launched a new Harry Potter Lens.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film in the blockbuster wizarding franchise (‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’), and the four-part competition series, ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses’ – which aired on Sunday, (28.11.21) – Snap and Warner Bros. have made it possible for all the “Wizards, Witches, Muggles, Snapchatters & HP fans” to dress up in their favourite Hogwarts uniform for the houses Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor.
The Harry Potter Lens comes with VoiceML technology, “to magically dress in festive Hogwarts house colours, attire & face paint”.
Users can say things like ‘Go Go Gryffindor,’ and ‘Take a Snap’ to use the Lens.
‘Potter’ stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are all reuniting for ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’, which will air on HBO Max on January 1.
HBO explained that the programme will “tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new, in-depth interviews and cast conversations”.
A host of other cast members will also appear in the upcoming special, including Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, and Imelda Staunton.