As Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up to form the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years on August 21, Snapchat is treating its users to a bunch of new features that will let anyone join the total eclipse Snapchat viewing party, no matter where they are in the world.
On the day of the total eclipse, all users will get access to new, eclipse-themed stickers in the sticker drawer (from slogans to safety-certified eclipse glasses), and those in particular eclipse locations (such as spots within the narrow path of totality, for example), will be able to add fun themed geofilters to their Snaps, including those of the moon “throwing shade” on a terrified sun.
Snapchat is also introducing a new element of the Snap Map, an interactive, real-time geolocation tool: event-affiliated Actionmoji. Those watching and snapping the total solar eclipse within the path of totality, will show up wearing eclipse glasses on the map. (Remember to adjust your privacy settings to be visible on the Snap Map wearing the eclipse glasses.)
How to join total eclipse Snapchat viewing party
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