Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram's Boomerang

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In the coming weeks, users will be able to draw on pictures they are taking through its camera, a feature that is being called, "3D drawing". This, in turn, allows a user to wrap his/her art on the objects which are visible in the camera feed.

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

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Previously, the company revealed its AR effects back at F8 past year.

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.

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Add 3D drawings will be possible before or during video recording. Facebook is on a mission to make Stories more exciting and therefore the new addition is seen as an effort to overcome criticism that Stories are "a rip-off of Snapchat and redundant Instagram Stories".

AS data protection and privacy become a big issue around the world, social networking companies like Instagram need to appropriately take care of the information we share.

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One of the largest photo sharing social media platform, Instagram will be expected to add a feature in their user interface. The company established brand partnerships for Facebook Stories in October a year ago and has also considered letting users create stories from the desktop website in the hopes of attracting more engagement. "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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