"Facebook tells me technology understands the corners and objects in the room to create a 3D spec. Facebook could use that to detect surfaces like walls and tables to wrap the drawing onto them".
Facebook might be having a tough time dealing with the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica crisis, but that hasn't stopped the social media giant from working on improving its products. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from flawless. A new feature should be ready in a few weeks.
Facebook has starting rolling out augmented reality (AR) doodles and Instagram's Boomerang feature to stories. Now there is also a new AR feature to help in the same. 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.
Previously, the company revealed its AR effects back at F8 previous year. You can add the drawings before or while you're recording, allowing you to draw on something out of frame, then pan or unzoom to reveal it. Facebook will eventually add more brushes beyond the pastel gradient colors seen here.
Facebook is also bringing Instagram's Boomerang feature to 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. The company established brand partnerships for Facebook Stories in October past year and has also considered letting users create stories from the desktop website in the hopes of attracting more engagement.
Facebook has been pushing its Stories tool aggressively, despite a muted response from users.