Hatsune Miku Facial Recognition Avatar Now Available in SNOW!

From now until the end of November 2017, users of the SNOW app can take a selfie or video with the twin-tailed virtual diva, Hatsune Miku!

What is SNOW?

SNOW, from SNOW Inc., is described as being a video messaging app with over 100 million downloads worldwide! From the app’s description:

  • You can send funny stickers to your friends in video calls
  • Take a fun video with live face effects and send it to friends
  • Send a video note instantly while chatting and invite friends to a group chat
  • Add a video to Story to share your moments with friends
  • Friends can view your video only once. No more worries for ridiculous selfies

Other companies that helped create the app’s features include SenseTime for Face Technology, and NALBI.Inc. for Image Segmentation Technology.


Users of the app will find that there is a new AR filter with Hatsune Miku’s face. Once selected, an AR avatar of KEI‘s original V2 Hatsune Miku will appear and track your movements! She is capable of mimicking head, eye, mouth, and even eyebrow movements. Here are some some pictures of SNOW’s staff trying it out:

#初音ミク (@cfm_miku) x #SNOW are at it again❗️

We have released the #Live2D avatar of Miku who can follow your facial expressions♪

You, too, can become a 2D character⁉️

It’s got everyone here doing the Mikku Miku♡♡ Get SNOW here⇨ https://t.co/WdETlPkPaJ

This is actually the second time that SNOW that has collaborated with Hatsune Miku. They have previously worked together create Miku hair and necktie graphics for the Ultra Teens Fes earlier this year. Here are some pictures of the Crypton staff giving the app a go.

The app is available for free from the iTunes Store and Google Play! Note that new users will have to create a SNOW account or login through other social media platforms.

Source: Hatsune Miku Official Blog

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