Following the animated emoji trend, SwiftKey is introducing a new Puppets feature to its arsenal. The latest beta of the swipe-based keyboard will give you the ability to transform yourself into a Panda, Dinosaur, Dog, Cat or Owl for a short 30s video and then share it directly to social media and chat apps.
The new feature relies only on the front camera of your phone and is powered by Microsoft’s 3D face tracking technology, which uses the cameras found in most smartphones.
SwiftKey decided to go with this approach so it can reach a wider user base. The development process…