Kanvas 5.0 Brings Real-Time Editing to Video Streaming


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today AOL and Kanvas announced the launch of Kanvas 5.0 in the App
Store. The first of its kind to market, Kanvas 5.0 brings a creative
element to mobile live streaming with real time filters, gif stickers,
painting and animated themes.

A breakthrough in mobile technology, Kanvas 5.0 merges video streaming
with real-time editing into one stream that is broadcast to viewers.
With the market for live video streaming heating up, Kanvas 5.0 provides
a way for people to broadcast what’s happening with the interactivity
and creativity that has become prevalent in mobile rich media.
Additionally, Kanvas 5.0 brings real time viewing to a new level with
the ability to chat and also comment with stickers in real time.

On Kanvas 5.0, users can:

  • Stream live video to the Kanvas community, Facebook and Twitter
  • Edit the live video stream in real-time
  • 6 real-time video filters to change the look and feel of the live

    • Tilt-shift, pixelate, monochrome, inverted, haze, blur
  • Drawing with endless colors and the ability to erase and undo in
  • Animated gif stickers with the ability to resize and rotate
  • Over 20 themes to place on top of the live stream including changing
    the weather, horror, psychedelic and more

“Live video streaming on mobile opens up a new window for users to
express themselves. With Kanvas Live, we are pushing the boundaries of
self expression by giving users a powerful and fun creative toolset to
showcase their personality in real-time,” said Vic Singh, Founder of

Kanvas 5.0 is just the latest addition to the Kanvas stack, following
the recent launches of Kanvas Keyboard with Gif Camera on Android and
Kanvas Lab for iOS.

About AOL

AOL is a media technology company with a mission to simplify the
internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world’s best
builders of culture and code. As one of the largest online properties
with approximately 500 million monthly global consumers of its premium
brands and combined Microsoft inventory, AOL is at the center of
disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and
monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global,
programmatic content and advertising platforms. AOL’s opportunity lies
in shaping the future of the digitally connected world for decades to
come. AOL is a subsidiary of Verizon.

About Kanvas

Kanvas Labs is a New York City based startup recently acquired by AOL.
We are building a mobile platform to bring creativity to the masses
through a suite of mobile products that power human creativity. We have
3 connected applications – Kanvas flagship is a social network for
mixed-media self-expression, Kanvas Keyboard is the world’s most
creative keyboard and Kanvas Lab is a mixed media creation tool. We are
a small team of engineers, designers and mobile product experts crafting
the next generation platform for mobile creativity.


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