As part of its effort to get more people to use Stories, Facebook is once again upgrading the feature; this time with the ability to add AR drawings and Boomerangs.
Facebook is doing everything it can these days to bring more people onto Stories, especially by testing ways to have them at the forefront of Facebook sharing and content discovery. Now, Facebook is making Stories a lot more fun, with two new features: the ability to create and share drawings in AR, and Boomerangs.
Users of the Facebook app on both iOS and Android will soon have the ability to create 3D drawings in AR while they record videos in Facebook Camera. With it, Facebook hopes to bring more engagement on Stories. Facebook Camera product manager John Barnett explained that with the AR drawing feature, Facebook wants to “give people an easy way to create with AR and draw in the world around them.”
The brushes that users can use are a result of research telling Facebook which ones people are more likely to use. Facebook says that other options will be appearing within “the coming months.”
Finally, Facebook is also now replacing its looping GIF feature with Boomerang – the Instagram looping functionality.
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