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  • By Héctor Zelaya
    Add Filters to Your Twilio Video Conference Application Using FaceAPI, React Hooks, and TypeScript Add Filters to Your Twilio Video Conference Application Using FaceAPI, React Hooks, and TypeScript

    Have you ever tried adding a filter to your face on a popular social media app? Maybe you’ve had the fun experience of adding a silly hat, cool glasses, or cat ears to your selfie or video chat.

    If you have tried one of these filters, perhaps you have also wondered how this technology works. These apps rely on face detection software to locate your face in the photo or video input and map images over specific parts of the face.

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to add filters with face detection to a video conference application written in TypeScript using Twilio Programmable Video, React, React Hooks, and FaceAPI.

    As a whole, facial recognition technologies can be used to determine whether a face is present in a given image or video (detection), assess details about the face shown (analysis), and/or attempt to establish the …

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