Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang

Facebook's new feature allows users to add 3D drawings to videos

Facebook's new feature allows users to add 3D drawings to videos

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"Facebook tells me technology understands the corners and objects in the room to create a 3D spec. Facebook could use that to detect surfaces like walls and tables to wrap the drawing onto them".

"We wanted to give people an easy way to create with augmented reality and draw in the world around them", said John Barnett, a Camera Product Manager in Facebook. Now there is also a new AR feature to help in the same.

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The report also pointed out that AR drawing will be known as "3D drawing" and will roll out for Facebook users in coming weeks.

Facebook has been working on pushing into the AR sector for a while now. Undoubtedly, the news about the availability of the update came up. 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". Facebook's users in America have fallen out of love with Facebook in a huge number and the survey says that over 9% of them have already deleted their accounts. 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. The company established brand partnerships for Facebook Stories in October a year ago and has also considered letting users create stories from the desktop website in the hopes of attracting more engagement.

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