TikTok has released its first AR effect that uses the iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR sensor to interact with users’ surroundings.
The social media platform says that the LiDAR sensor allows it to “create effects that interact with your environment, visually bridging the digital and physical worlds.”
The effect is essentially a ball drop filter that counts down from ten and drops confetti that lands on people or things in your room.
To ring in 2021 we released our first AR effect on the new iPhone 12 Pro, using LiDAR technology which allows us to create effects that interact with your environment – visually bridging the digital and physical worlds. We’re excited to develop more innovative effects in 2021! pic.twitter.com/6yFD2FfHta
— TikTokComms (@TikTokComms) January 6, 2021
The effect seems to be a few days late, as it would’ve been more useful a few days ago on New Year’s. However, TikTok says that it’s “excited to develop more innovative effects in 2021.”
TikTok isn’t the only social media app that has jumped on board with support for one of Apple’s more recent features, as Snapchat launched support for the LiDAR sensor back in October 2020. Snapchat allows users to create their own AR filters for the app.