What is Camera Kit?

Camera Kit brings the power of Snap's AR platform to your websites and mobile apps on iOS and Android. It has never been easier to create and deliver scalable, multi-platform AR experiences to meet your customers, wherever they are.


Integrate the Camera Kit AR SDK into your native mobile applications and websites to unlock custom AR experience distribution.


Build a wide variety of bespoke AR experiences for your business in Lens Studio, or work with expert AR developers from Snap’s network through the Creator Marketplace.


Schedule and manage AR experiences in your apps or websites using the Camera Kit Portal. The AR experiences you develop for your own products can also be shared with the global Snapchat community where over 250M people use AR every day.

Case Studies

Microsoft Flip

As a video discussion app, the camera is at the heart of the Microsoft Flip experience — it's how community members tell stories and share perspectives. Flip wanted to incorporate augmented reality as a new way to engage and inspire their community of educators, learners, friends, and families.

Camera Kit immediately upleveled Flip’s AR capabilities by providing their community with new tools for creativity, expression and education. With Camera Kit, Flip delivers custom Lenses developed specifically to enrich the educational experience directly through the camera. These AR Lenses are inspired by the Flip community and teach new skills — like an ASL Lens that utilizes Snap’s advanced hand tracking technology to teach the basics of fingerspelling.

The streamlined AR development and distribution process between Lens Studio and Camera Kit enables Flip to ship monthly expressive Camera drops for their community across key cultural moments like Earth Day and Black History Month. Seasonal and cultural moment Lenses consistently perform in the top 5 effects among the Flip community, which inspires the team to constantly expand its AR capabilities with new AR features like Video Backdrops, Learning Lenses, and Dance Lenses.

Integrating Camera Kit

Create for Camera Kit

Lens Studio

Lens Studio is a powerful, best-in-class desktop application designed for artists and developers to build augmented reality experiences.

Lens Web Builder

Lens Web Builder enables developers, brands, and agencies to create AR experiences through our templates with no coding experience required.

Creator Marketplace

Discover and partner with top AR developers and agencies in the Snap Creator Community who are experts in building with Lens Studio software.

Request Access

Submit a request to use Camera Kit for your apps and websites below. Stay tuned for expanded access announcements.

Request Access

Building AR Solutions for Your Business?

Snap AR’s world-enhancing technology is now available as part of the Augmented Reality Services for Enterprise (ARES). 

ARES software is proven to drive personalization at scale, boost engagement, and increase bottom-line performance through immersive experiences.

1 Source: Zoog internal data through 3/12/22.
2 Source: Smule internal data Q4 2021.
3 Source: DRESSX Internal data August 17 - November 9, 2021
4 Source: Moj internal data February 2021 - November 19, 2021
5 Source: Snap Inc. internal data March 23 - October 12, 2021