Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang

Doris Richards
April 15, 2018

In an attempt to bring its Stories feature on-par with Snapchat, Facebook has brought the popular "Boomerang" video effect from Instagram.

Facebook is leveling up its Stories feature.

Instagram had recently copied the Snapchat to add the signature Stories feature, now it is Facebook that has adopted the same. 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. Whatever you draw also stays static and does not disappear even if you move the camera away.

The AR technology should also be able to detect objects from surfaces. At the moment the wrapping functionality only works in optimal lighting conditions, when the object recognition algorithm detects the presence with assurance.

"Starting today, we are introducing a new experience called Stories, connecting Messenger Day and Facebook Stories".


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. One noticeable and annoying flaw was that the GIFs return to the beginning once they end.

Facebook might be having a tough time dealing with the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica crisis, but that hasn't stopped the social media giant from working on improving its products.

For the uninformed, Boomerang is a feature that loops videos back and forwards (hence the name) and have proven very popular with users of Instagram. The social media company is now testing different ways to encourage more people into its Stories.

The stories in Facebook soon it will be possible to draw 3D pictures using the tool of augmented reality.

Facebook has been pushing its Stories tool aggressively, despite a muted response from users.

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