The new feature is named as 3D drawing and it allows a user to create various shapes and also write text on the videos shot by the Facebook camera before or at the time of video recording.
The company has also added AR drawings to the Stories section allowing users to draw doodles in 3D. 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.
Facebook has also confirmed the fact that the Boomerang will be replacing the looping GIF creation in the Facebook camera; the Boomerang feature, however, is already available on Instagram. It launched its suite of AR effects and developer kits for various applications at the F8 conference in April previous year.
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.
Instagram had recently copied the Snapchat to add the signature Stories feature, now it is Facebook that has adopted the same.
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. 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.
Instagram makes it easy for users to cross-post to Facebook when they publish a Story. Facebook chief tech officer Mike Schoepfer announced in a post that Facebook Inc. would be making plans to restrict data.