Friends, Snapchatters, countrymen, I'm here today to answer one of the most pressing questions of the week: When is the Snapchat lens store closing? Mere months after the Snapchat gods gifted us with the option to buy our favorite lenses for a mere 99 cents — a low price considering how much money most of us are prepared to fork over for the chance to puke rainbows again — it's being cruelly torn away again. Oh, the vagaries of life.
When Snapchat lenses broke the Internet last fall, they operated on a rotating basis; that is, each lens survived just a few days on the app before being whisked away again to make way for new ones. Some lenses were more popular than others, of course, and many a Snapchat user complained about the loss of their favorites. In the end, though, there was nothing we could do — until the advent of the Lens Store in November. The store allowed users to buy certain lenses that had been rotated out, and according to Snapchat, tens of thousands of lenses were purchased daily.
However, that wasn't enough to keep the Snapchat store alive. According to Snapchat, the Lens Store is metaphorically closing its doors on Friday, Jan. 8, at 12:01 am PT.
If you've bought lenses in the past, your investment wasn't in vain — Snapchat writes that you'll still be able to use them to your heart's content, although the most popular old lenses might not be making their way back into rotation again for a while. In the meantime, the free lenses will be available as usual.
With less than 24 hours until the Lens Store closes, now is the time to get your hands on your favorite lenses before the option disappears. Let's take a look at some of the most notable options below:
1. Heart Eyes
What better way to express your love than with some old-fashioned heart eyes?
2. Crying Face
Talk about puppy dog eyes.
3. Old Person
What can I say? It's a great motivator for putting on sunscreen.
4. Silent Movie
In case you ever need to feel old-school without all the wrinkles.
5. Magazine Cover
It comes complete with camera flashes. Talk about a self-esteem boost.
6. Action Hero
For all the Die Hard fans, a.k.a. everyone.
7. Rainbow Puke
DUH. Rainbow puke will always reign supreme.
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