Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang

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Facebook is giving stories a boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its camera feature suite, Tech Crunch reports.

Facebook users can access this feature by tapping the camera icon, just as they would when taking a regular photo or video. 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. It launched its suite of AR effects and developer kits for various applications at the F8 conference in April a year ago. At the time, the company said that it was planning to build ways to bring the created 3D content and objects into the real world using AR, and 3D drawing could be the platform's first moves in that direction.

Facebook has also confirmed the fact that the Boomerang will be replacing the looping GIF creation in the Facebook camera; the Boomerang feature, however, is already available on Instagram.

The details of this feature are yet to be finalized and Instagram did not go into any detail at the moment. Facebook Stories will now allow a user to scribble or draw shapes on videos of the world around them. "We did a lot of UX research to figure out what types of brushes and tools people would like and use most and will be releasing more options over the coming months".

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

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