Robert De Niro tries out Snapchat at Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro got a hands-on tutorial in Snapchat at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Film-maker Alex Berry, a finalist in the Tribeca Snapchat Shorts category, which is in its second year and this year expanded to an official section for storytelling on Snapchat, took the festival co-founder and Academy Award Winner through some of the social app’s fun features and filters.

De Niro is seen experimenting with the puppy and panda filters, the flower crown, and voice changers, but no word on whether he downloaded the app or has plans to become a regular user.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 30 in New York City.

Beginning today (April 27) at 5pm EST, Snapchat will feature a Tribeca Film Festival ‘Our Story’, where visitors and participants will be able to upload their favorite snap-worthy memories from the festival.

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