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What is a Virtual Photo Booth and How Does it Work?

by Nicholas Rhodes
Last Updated on September 21, 2023

Captivate your guests during your online events by giving them a chance to smile, be creative, have fun, and engage with each other again with a Virtual Photo Booth.

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve made it through what will go down as one of the most challenging years in recent history, and we’re inspired by your strength and persistence in preserving the essence of human connection.

Although COVID won’t be here forever, it has brought lasting effects that will surely be carried beyond this pandemic, one of which is the rise of Virtual Photo Booths for hybrid event gatherings. In this emerging way of life, there’s no doubt that the digital world will continue to grow as one of the biggest sources of social interaction. 

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From birthday parties to weddings, to proms, to graduations, to baby showers and concerts, the list of online possibilities keeps growing every day to encompass more event types and audience sizes, proving that there’s no denying the power of human connection even through the darkest of times. Though we’re not meeting up in the same ways, our spirit is preserved in the memories we make and the smiles we share online. 

To us, there’s nothing more uplifting than being able to find cause for joy and togetherness no matter the season, which is why OutSnapped is dedicated to making it easier than ever to bring life to any type of virtual or hybrid event you’re dreaming of, through our Virtual Photo Booth

What is a Virtual Booth?

With all the new internet lingo and technical terms being used today, it can be a little confusing to keep up with everything, so don’t worry if this is the first time you’re hearing of a virtual photo booth. However, it’s simpler than you’d think!

Picture your classic photo booth, maybe at a party or a wedding. Because these enclosed spaces have become unsafe for groups of people, we’ve created a way to bring the fun, picture-taking experience online.

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Our virtual photo booth is an online webpage that allows guests of any event to take timed selfies, use digital props, virtual magic backgrounds, and even pose with friends in virtual group photos – all without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home! 

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How Does a Virtual Photo Booth Work?

We’ve harnessed the power of the internet to create a unique virtual space that anyone can reach through any device with internet access, from their smartphones to computers to tablets. No downloads or prior preparation are necessary at all, besides using a device with a built-in camera (so you can take selfies!)

We’ll do the heavy lifting of setting up the booth with your specified customizations, and when it’s ready, we’ll send you a special link that can be shared with all your event guests. Your guests can then “enter” the booth simply by clicking on the link or scanning a QR Code, then follow on-screen directions that seamlessly guide them through the whole experience.

They’ll first be asked what type of image they want to take, with the options being a still (one image), GIF (a succession of three photos), or a burst (a short video clip that loops. AKA a Boomerang). Before taking a picture, they’ll have the option to “add friends,” a feature wherein users can search and add sticker avatars of their friends or colleagues who have already used the booth. Once the user has taken a selfie or uploaded an image they’re happy with, they can then liven up their photos with digital frames, stickers, and AI-powered virtual backgrounds. Now, the user will be able to send their special selfie to themselves for download or print, allowing them to share it anywhere and everywhere!

We understand there’s a lot to take in, so don’t hesitate to contact us for a demo or try it out yourself below.

Why a Virtual Photo Booth?

Although OutSnapped began with building physical in-person photo booth experiences, at our core, we’re here to make people smile, and we aren’t going to let any amount of physical distance between people get in the way of our core mission! Physical or virtual, a photo booth is a perfect way to bring an extra element of excitement and joy into any setting. Since pretty much anyone can hop into a virtual booth, you’ll also be able to reach more guests than you may have before due to travel restrictions and conflicting schedules. It’s customizable, flexible, accessible, and best of all, no one has to wait in line! 

“At Our Core, We’re Here To Make People Smile.”

– OutSnapped’s Founder Nicholas Rhodes

Virtual Booth Features and Options:

• Still Photos, Animated GIFs & 
• Boomerang Looping Videos
• Fully Brandable Experiences For All
• Types of Events
• Gamification Scratch & Win Contests
• Virtual Event Engagement Booster
• Robust Analytics
• Data Collection
• Digital Mosaics (example below)
• Embeddable
• and much more!

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