ANAHEIM, California — Move over, Snapchat.

At VidCon on Thursday, AOL is launching a new face-tracking app called Switch, Mashable has exclusively learned.

The Verizon-owned giant is hoping young app users — the same ones who obsessively use Snapchat lenses and filters — will gravitate toward its new app with similar offerings.

Switch, created by Kanvas (a photo-editing service for teens and children acquired by AOL in 2015), enables users to swap their face with a variety of content such as 3D avatars, masks and 3D content.

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Other differentiators include 3D Bobble Heads (3D heads that completely replace the user’s head on the screen), burst videos (the Switch camera snaps 6 consecutive photos, plays them forward and then loops them backwards) and a gallery feature (Switch collects all of a user’s creations in a gallery for them within the app). Read more…

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AOL launches new face-tracking app at VidCon