Facebook adds AR drawings and Instagram's Boomerang to stories

Instagram 3D drawing. Facebook

Instagram 3D drawing. Facebook

The new feature is named as 3D drawing and it allows a user to create various shapes and also write text on the videos shot by the Facebook camera before or at the time of video recording. This is not the first time that Facebook is experimenting with AR.

Facebook is giving stories a boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its camera feature suite, Tech Crunch reports. This, in turn, allows a user to wrap his/her art on the objects which are visible in the camera feed.

The feature is only available with a gradient brush as it rolls out over the next few weeks, but Facebook plans to add more brushes.

According to John Barnett, Facebook camera product manager, "We wanted to give people an easy way to create with augmented reality and draw in the world around them". Facebook has warned though that the feature isn't flawless yet, and the quality of the AR experience will depend on the lighting while capturing images as well as how well the contours of the subject are captured. Now there is also a new AR feature to help in the same.

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

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The company has also added AR drawings to the Stories section allowing users to draw doodles in 3D.

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

Facebook is also bringing Instagram's Boomerang feature to Stories. However, the GIFs created using the earlier tool restarted from the beginning, creating a slightly jarring effect; with the new tool, which has seen huge success on photo sharing platform Instagram, users can now create seamless GIFs on Facebook Stories as well. Yes, the officials have reported that soon Instagram users will be able to download a copy of the content they have uploaded to the social networking site.

Facebook is leveling up its Stories feature.

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