Apple Granted Patent for Socially Distant Group Selfies

There have been a lot fewer group selfies on social media for some time now because of the global pandemic. Lockdown meant that that only way we could be in one frame with our friends was through video calls and group chats. Now that the restrictions have been lifted and people have started stepping out of their homes, sooner or later they will start meeting each other for business or personal meetings. A selfie at such times with anyone can do more harm than ever. With that in mind, Apple has come up with a way to take socially distant group selfies, so that you can not only e-meet people and take selfies but also stay safe in the process.

Apple has been granted a patent for a software that can generate synthetic group selfies. As the name suggests, it could provide a wat to take selfies by staying socially distant

The US Patent and Trademark Office has approved the system at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc across the world. The situation has forced the people to look for alternatives to stay virtually together or connected instead of physically being there. The patent was granted on 2 June 2020.

The idea revolves around that you can invite people for selfies where the software would connect everyone and arrange them together in a single image in the layout of a selfie. While taking the selfie, it is possible that the participants could add their live-streamed or recorded videos. In addition to this, it would be an option to edit it by altering their positions as they wish in the photo.

However, it stays unclear which devices will the feature will be available on. This is a great initiative since everyone wants to stay at home as much as possible. Apple had filed for the patent way back in 2018 which is well before the beginning of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

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