Snapchat appears to be working on a global augmented reality art platform.
On Monday, the company posted a 24-hour countdown timer on the website art.snapchat.com that previewed what appeared to be a big upcoming announcement.
But Twitter employee Jonah Grant set his computer's clock into the future....
And the site went live for him:
The site Grant found appeared to display locations where Snapchat users could view what appears to be Jeff Koons artworks in augmented reality, using their phones.
A video on the site, since made inaccessible there, showed more detail:
Here's a link to the full video on Twitter.
The site Grant found showed the AR art in Paris:
And other locations:
The site also had a sign up form for artists interested in working with Snap:
Asked to comment by BuzzFeed News, Snapchat declined. Given a chance to dispute the authenticity of the images, Snapchat also declined.
Alex Kantrowitz is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. He reports on social and communications.
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