Facebook Stories will now add Instagram's Boomerang feature and AR drawings

Facebook Stories will now add Instagram's Boomerang feature and AR drawings

Facebook is leveling up its Stories feature. People can soon draw scribbles before or during recording and then move the camera around to see the markings stay in place. A new feature should be ready in a few weeks.

Facebook is calling its AR drawing feature "3D drawing", and it will let users doodle on images they capture using Facebook Camera while clicking or after. Further, the 3D drawing feature comes with only one pastel effect for making the drawings on the videos; however as per some reports, more brush options are to be added in the future. According to the report, the camera now understands and detects the objects and surfaces in the room including walls and tables to create a 3D spec to wrap the drawing on them.

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Facebook has starting rolling out augmented reality (AR) doodles and Instagram's Boomerang feature to stories. "Currently, it only does that when it's confident about the object recognition, such as in optimal light conditions", Techcrunch writes. Facebook is on a mission to make Stories more exciting and therefore the new addition is seen as an effort to overcome criticism that Stories are "a rip-off of Snapchat and redundant Instagram Stories".

Boomerang is smoother in this regard, and so it is now coming to the Facebook Camera to replace the social media's own looping tech. The social media company is now testing different ways to encourage more people into its Stories. "We're testing new creative tools to bring pictures and videos to life, and introducing easier ways to find and share stories", a spokesperson from Facebook told TechCrunch. Facebook also launched AR tracker target experiences which would trigger from QR codes or real-world posters.

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