Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang

  • Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang

Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang

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

Facebook is leveling up its Stories feature. You can add the drawings before or while you're recording, allowing you to draw on something out of frame, then pan or unzoom to reveal it. Facebook will eventually add more brushes beyond the pastel gradient colors seen here.

Facebook is calling its AR drawing feature "3D drawing", and it will let users doodle on images they capture using Facebook Camera while clicking or after. Further, the reports from web suggest that the technology behind the AR feature can also sense corners and objects in space, and can also detect walls and tables.

Facebook has just added Instagram's Boomerang feature in its Stories feature allowing users to create looping GIFs.

The new feature is set to roll out in a few weeks' time. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from ideal.

For optimal effect, it only wraps drawings around objects if it is confident about the object that it has detected.

Also in Facebook-stories want to replace the endless gifty to the function of the boomerang as in Instagram. Facebook had its own version previously, which had the same effect as Boomerang, except it had some bugs. The company established brand partnerships for Facebook Stories in October previous year and has also considered letting users create stories from the desktop website in the hopes of attracting more engagement.

Such a tool would make it easier for people to move to competing photo social networks, much like Facebook's own Download Your Information tool, which has been touted as a way to #DeleteFacebook. It is also making users post to Stories by default when they use Facebook Camera.