Facebook Stories Is Getting AR 3D Drawing And Instagram's Boomerang

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The stories in Facebook soon it will be possible to draw 3D pictures using the tool of augmented reality. This is not the first time that Facebook is experimenting with AR.

The 3D drawing feature, as what the company calls it, allows users make doodles on the screen and combine the drawings with the real world. The doodles will then stick to the objects captured in the frame, and users can move around to see their artwork from different angles - a bit like virtual graffiti. To that end, Facebook-owned Instagram just confirmed to TechCrunch that it is building a new data portability tool so users can download a copy of everything they've put on the service, including photos, videos and messages. Now there is also a new AR feature to help in the same.

Facebook has been working on pushing into the AR sector for a while now.


Previously, the company revealed its AR effects back at F8 previous year.

With AR drawing, you can scribble on the world around you, then move your camera and see the markings stay in place.

Also in Facebook-stories want to replace the endless gifty to the function of the boomerang as in Instagram.


AS data protection and privacy become a big issue around the world, social networking companies like Instagram need to appropriately take care of the information we share. Facebook Stories has not been able to duplicate that success yet, but the company likely hopes that integrating the established Boomerang brand will change this.

"Unlike Instagram's Snapchat clone, which has more users than Snapchat itself, Facebook's hasn't been as successful". As Facebook ramps up competition with the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, we can likely expect greater integration with AR in future updates.


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