Facebook will add AR doodles and Boomerang GIFs to Stories

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However, Facebook Stories has been slow to take off and the company has tried to boost usage by making it available to companies and by offering other enhancements. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the features would start rolling out to users worldwide in the coming weeks.

According to sources, Facebook's new technology lets your drawing wrap on the object which looks like more real and nature than what you see in the real world. The Stories are accessible at the top of the news feed for their friends to see.

Also in Facebook-stories want to replace the endless gifty to the function of the boomerang as in Instagram. "You'll soon be able to download a copy of what you've shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages", an Instagram spokesman told TechCrunch. With the availability of the AR-based 3D drawing feature clear signifies that a major push is being given to the Stories and it is said to help increase the popularity of stories and drive user engagement.

Instagram makes it easy for users to cross-post to Facebook when they publish a Story. Facebook also launched AR tracker target experiences which would trigger from QR codes or real-world posters. 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.

"Unlike Instagram's Snapchat clone, which has more users than Snapchat itself, Facebook's hasn't been as successful". By adding new features to Facebook Stories section, the giant is trying to attract more users of Facebook to start using this feature. As Facebook ramps up competition with the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, we can likely expect greater integration with AR in future updates.