Agora.io, the real-time video call solution behind Xiaomi and Momo, today announced the launch of Agora Virtual Lenses, a new software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily add face tracking and special effects to real-time video and live streaming apps.

The new feature includes more than 600 sets of 2D and 3D stickers as well as virtual lenses and filters aimed at augmenting the user experience and driving higher engagement, according to the company.

“The way we communicate and share content is constantly evolving. As Snapchat’s success has proven, virtual lenses have added a new layer to the way we interact with one another,” says Tony Zhao, founder and CEO at Agora.io.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.