Niantic announced earlier this month that Pokemon Go fans are going receive a brand-new feature called “Go Snapshot”. This feature uses AR (augmented reality) technology in order to make it possible for trainers to take pictures of their favorite Pokemon in real surroundings such as the in the mall or at the local park for example. With that said, we are happy to announce that Go Snapshot is now available to Android powered smartphones.
Introducing: Go Snapshot
The new feature called Go Snapshot has been released today through an OTA (over the air) update and it is currently available only to Android powered smartphones. Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact date for when Niantic is planning to roll out the update to iOS users.
In addition, the only thing that Niantic said when asked about releasing the new feature for iOS is that “trainers on other devices stay tuned”.
The only requirement other than having to use an Android powered smartphone is to beat a Level 5 or higher trainer. After beating a Level 5 or higher trainer, players will be able to throw a Pokeball out in the world and summon their favorite Pokemon so that they can take pictures of them.
To make things even better, Niantic has added new emotes to the Pokemon so that they can interact with real-life objects. Not just that, but the Pokemon will also have multiple positions in which they can be pose so that trainers can capture their “cutest” angle.
Even though Go Snapshot might not be a groundbreaking feature, it’s still nice to have. We think it’s safe to say that the Pokemon Go forum communities are going to get flooded with tons of cute pictures of Pokemon minding their own business out in the world.