MSQRD app takes selfies to a whole new level of fun with animated filters and video creation


Forget SnapChat or Photobooth, this is a selfie app that will keep kids (and parents) laughing and sharing for hours on end. It’s called MSQRD (Masquerade) and is quickly becoming a selfie sensation, come find out why.

Make sure you have some time to waste before trying this app because you’re about to go down a rabbit hole of fun. MSQRD takes selfies to a new level by animating them with filters to create an awesome selfie photos and video that you can share with friends and family. Warning: fits of giggles are sure to follow.

MSQRD selfie app

MSQRD is super simple to use – just hold the camera up on your mobile device to frame your face then select a fun filter such as cartoon eyes, a monkey face, or even Harry Potter or Minecraft’s Steve. Once your filter is in place the app tracks your facial movements and the filter animates in hilarious ways. For example, if you open your mouth with the Harry Potter filter a golden snitch appears in the air and you can try to catch it in your mouth to win the Quidditch game. These interactive selfies are such delightful fun and there are heaps of them to keep you – ahem, I mean the kids of course – entertained for hours.

You can then turn your silly selfie fun into photos or videos that can be shared on social media or saved to your phone. This excellent app is free with no in-app purchases and heaps of new filters being developed. Currently MSQRD is only available at the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad but the Android version is in beta testing, so it is not far away.

Check out some of the gorgeous and fun selfies you sent us when we asked readers to share their awesome mum selfies and these amazing brelfies (breastfeeding selfies) that have been breaking the internet.

Kate Murray

Kate Murray

Kate was a regular of Melbourne’s music and film scenes, but these days she is on the mum scene. Mother to one adorable little hipster, Kate loves seeking out the latest trends in technology, vintage-style kids clothing, and offbeat kids products. She is often found riding her bike by the Yarra river with baby on back, heading for a good soy latte at the latest kid-friendly cafe. She wants to get there before it becomes cool. So Melbourne.

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