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Get some cooking inspiration with Snapchat’s new Food Scan feature

Snapchat’s scanning feature is fairly similar to Google Lens. Just open the app, point the camera at something, and let artificial intelligence read what you’re seeing. As a result, the AI gives you a relevant recommendation: a link to a webpage, a product, or something else, like a filter or an app.

To get recipe recommendations, open Snapchat, point your camera at an ingredient, and then press and hold on the image to start scanning. The platform works in partnership with, so when results are in, you’ll see a carousel with recipe suggestions that include the food you’ve scanned.

If you have guests over, you may not only want to impress them with delicious preparations but also with knowledge about the dishes you’re munching on. To give you a helping hand, Food Scan is also connected to Wikipedia, so you’ll also get an article with information about your meal.

But—probably because it is in its early stages—the feature is not perfect, and it seems to work best with unpacked ingredients. This means you’ll be more successful in scanning your eggs if you take them out of the tray, for example. There are also limitations to how the platform can identify foods. For instance, Food Scan had no problem recognizing an avocado when it was cut in half and showing its green flesh. But despite multiple attempts, it could not identify the same avocado when it was whole.

Finally, Snapchat’s new feature still doesn’t know how to gauge quantities, so it’s possible you won’t be able to make any of the recipes the platform suggests. For example, if you scan that one tomato you have left, maybe you’ll get a recipe for pasta sauce, which requires more than one of the red, plump veggies.

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