Facebook Stories updates with Boomerang and AR features

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In addition to the new 3D feature, Facebook has also rolled out an option to create and share boomerangs just like Instagram. If you are not familiar with 3D drawing then this allows you to scribble a message or a graffiti and then move the camera around to see that the markings or the elements of the graffiti stay in place as the camera moves. At the time, the company said that it was planning to build ways to bring the created 3D content and objects into the real world using AR, and 3D drawing could be the platform's first moves in that direction. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from ideal.

According to a report by Elite Daily, John Barnett, Facebook Camera Product Manager added, "We wanted to give people an easy way to create with augmented reality and draw in the world around them". 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.

The report also pointed out that AR drawing will be known as "3D drawing" and will roll out for Facebook users in coming weeks. Facebook had its own version previously, which had the same effect as Boomerang, except it had some bugs.

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Facebook, which is in crisis mode over its data collection and sharing with third-parties, has been trying to legitimize Stories on its social network.

Apart from the new features, Facebook is also making the panel larger and adding a camera window in the status composer. Facebook chief tech officer Mike Schoepfer announced in a post that Facebook Inc. would be making plans to restrict data.

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