Patreon’s new Lens should avoid being too much like Snapchat


Patreon rolled out an update it’s had planned for ages: A feature called “Lens” which functions a lot like … okay, it is Snapchat. Specifically, Lens is a micro-vlogging feature which lets creators post short video or picture updates, either to the general public or their patrons specifically. According to Patreon, “All content disappears after 24 hours, so you can deliver authentic unedited content without worrying about taking the perfect shot.” I’m with every part of that until the very last one. The idea behind Snapchat’s story updates is that you can quickly toss out whatever rough, half-baked notion comes to your…

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