Instagram allows users to download their data to maintain transparency

Doris Richards
April 15, 2018

It's fun intended. The user can add a doodle that is not in the frame and adjust the camera position to see if the markings are in place.

"3D drawing" is the name Facebook Camera Product Manager John Barnett calls it, and first spotted by Matt Navarra, will bring out your creative ability in Stories. According to the report, the camera now understands and detects the objects and surfaces in the room including walls and tables to create a 3D spec to wrap the drawing on them. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from ideal. The latest is the addition of Instagram Boomerang GIF with Facebook Camera that lets the user draw with abandon.

The company has only added pastel gradient colours as part of the feature and it could add additional brushes in the future. Facebook had its own version previously, which had the same effect as Boomerang, except it had some bugs.


Boomerang is smoother in this regard, and so it is now coming to the Facebook Camera to replace the social media's own looping tech. To that end, Facebook-owned Instagram just confirmed to TechCrunch that it is building a new data portability tool so users can download a copy of everything they've put on the service, including photos, videos and messages. Given that it has more users than Snapchat, the pioneer of vanishing posts, Facebook will have an even harder time convincing the people to use its platform and cross-post to Instagram instead. The social media company is now testing different ways to encourage more people into its Stories.

AR drawing allows you to draw 3D images with AR on the real world. "Now, it's quicker and easier to capture and share moments as they happen with the people you care about most!" .

Facebook executives say this new program will help the company find data abuses not tied to security issues. "That has prompted the social network to make Stories available to brands, to merge it with Messenger Day (yet another Snapchat-like feature) and to mull over the possibility of allowing users to create Stories on PC".

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