Facebook Stories will now add Instagram's Boomerang feature and AR drawings

Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang		
		
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The second tool launched by the social media behemoth is Boomerang. The latest is the addition of Instagram Boomerang GIF with Facebook Camera that lets the user draw with abandon. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the features would start rolling out to users worldwide in the coming weeks.

Facebook's new feature allows users to add 3D drawings to videos.

"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. The doodles will then stick to the objects captured in the frame, and users can move around to see their artwork from different angles - a bit like virtual graffiti.

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It has been nearly five years since Instagram was launched. 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. Undoubtedly, the news about the availability of the update came up. How interesting that all those apps have one thing in common-they all have the Stories feature and want to keep improving on it. As per some reports from the web, the new feature is said to be the worst privacy scandal till date, and Facebook is regularly working on the stories to make it a robust feature available for the users. Facebook Stories has not been able to duplicate that success yet, but the company likely hopes that integrating the established Boomerang brand will change this.

Previously, the company revealed its AR effects back at F8 a year ago. As Facebook ramps up competition with the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, we can likely expect greater integration with AR in future updates.

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