Starting with the new 3D drawings and Instagram's Boomerang, the social media platform hopes to compete with Snapchat. To that end, Facebook-owned Instagram just confirmed to TechCrunch that it is building a new data portability tool so users can download a copy of everything they've put on the service, including photos, videos and messages. People can soon draw scribbles before or during recording and then move the camera around to see the markings stay in place.
It's an interesting and fun feature to be fair to the firm, but Facebook Stories is still of dubious relevance at this stage. It will not work, for example, in low light conditions and if the software is unsure of the object.
Facebook is giving stories a boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its camera feature suite, Tech Crunch reports.
"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".
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.
Stories section is available not only on Facebook, the same Stories section which was first available on Snapchat is now available on Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
"The way people share and connect is changing; it's quickly becoming more real-time and visual".
The new Augmented Reality is what amazes the masses over the Internet and the giant is now adding AR based doodles to your stories by making use of 3D Drawing. That feature has not been updated yet and it is now getting polished with a whole new look.