Facebook adds AR drawing and Instagram's Boomerang to Stories

Add 3D drawings will be possible before or during video recording. It's massively popular feature which is now making its way to the Facebook Stories. Any photos or videos you add to your Stories will appear on both Facebook and Messenger, and will be shared with the same audience across both.

Also in Facebook-stories want to replace the endless gifty to the function of the boomerang as in Instagram. "We wanted to give people an easy way to create with augmented reality and draw in the world around them" says Barnett, per TechCrunch. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from ideal. A new feature should be ready in a few weeks.

For optimal effect, it only wraps drawings around objects if it is confident about the object that it has detected. Facebook had its own version previously, which had the same effect as Boomerang, except it had some bugs.


Facebook might be having a tough time dealing with the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica crisis, but that hasn't stopped the social media giant from working on improving its products. Boomerang in case you are not an Instagram user, is a tool that enables you to take animated back and forth clips. Given that it has more users than Snapchat, the pioneer of vanishing posts, Facebook will have an even harder time convincing the people to use its platform and cross-post to Instagram instead.

"The way people share and connect is changing; it's quickly becoming more real-time and visual". Facebook Stories will now allow a user to scribble or draw shapes on videos of the world around them. Yes, there are millions of Facebook users who are making use of this Facebook Stories on a daily basis. This also means that flash photography is not supported by the new feature, on account of it harshly affecting the lighting captured in the image.

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