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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles. As Snap prepares to go public, following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, the question is which one it will resemble more? Signs point both ways. Snapchat is popular with young people but its user growth has slowed in recent months, amid competition from Instagram and other social media apps. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Snapchat just became a whole lot more interactive. So did Facebook.


Vomiting actual rainbows just became a whole lot easier with Snapchat's new "World Lenses" feature, which allows users to paint the world with digital 3D objects. The technological upgrade means that objects -- like rainbows or flowers -- will now interact with their real-world surrounds, Mashable noted.

Introducing New World Lenses

WATCH | Here's how it works.

Snapchat's continued development into the world of augmented reality hasn't gone unnoticed by other tech giants, including Facebook. At its F8 conference on Tuesday, the company announced its future plans to also dabble into augmented reality with the launch of its "Camera Effects" initiative, TechCrunch reported. 

WATCH | Here's a look at Facebook's augmented reality initiative. 

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledged the coincidental timing of its technological upgrade with that of Snapchat's. 

He brushed the criticism aside, saying, "I guess I’m not that worried about that." 

"I mean, I feel like we do different kinds of work in different areas," he continued. 

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