Instagram had recently copied the Snapchat to add the signature Stories feature, now it is Facebook that has adopted the same. It seems like the social media giant is facing issues getting people to use the feature on its platform. 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. Now there is also a new AR feature to help in the same. Facebook Stories will now allow a user to scribble or draw shapes on videos of the world around them.
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. Further, the 3D drawing feature comes with only one pastel effect for making the drawings on the videos; however as per some reports, more brush options are to be added in the future. Further, the reports from web suggest that the technology behind the AR feature can also sense corners and objects in space, and can also detect walls and tables. This, in turn, allows a user to wrap his/her art on the objects which are visible in the camera feed. At the moment the wrapping functionality only works in optimal lighting conditions, when the object recognition algorithm detects the presence with assurance.
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. With the availability of the AR-based 3D drawing feature clear signifies that a major push is being given to the Stories and it is said to help increase the popularity of stories and drive user engagement.
Also, in one of our previous articles related to Facebook, we covered that Facebook the social networking giant has made a major change in the design and layout of its settings section. This comes following the data misuse scandal that Facebook had to go through earlier. The details of the changes made were announced by Facebook in a blog. Read the complete story here.