Create your own AR New Year greeting card to 'travel' from home
Travelling abroad during the Chinese New Year used to be quite a common tradition, but that's all changed over the last two years because of the pandemic.
Still, if you'd like to bring a bit of travel cheer to your friends and family this New Year period, our colleagues in Taiwan have created a fun augmented reality (AR) filter that can help with this.
Featuring well-known tourist attractions and New Year elements from four regions - Taiwan, Japan, the United States and France, you can still bring some sparks of joy for your travel-missing mates, and customise it with your own New Year greetings too!
From the US' NBA and Statue of Liberty, to the festivals and Torii gates of Japan, the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Chinese New Year festivities in Taiwan, there's bound to be something for everyone!
Here's how to use the AR filter:
Step 1: Load the AR filter via your mobile browser. Do tap "Allow" so that it can access your camera and microphone.
Select the flag of your choice, and tap to take a picture or press and hold to record a video.
Step 2: After you're done taking your photo or video, tap the "Share" button at the bottom right of the screen to share it via social media, or save it to your mobile phone.
Have fun with the filter and bring some joy to your friends and family!