Facebook adds AR drawings and Instagram's Boomerang to stories

Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang		
		
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Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang Josh Constine @ 13 hours

Apart from the new features, Facebook is also making the panel larger and adding a camera window in the status composer. The Cambridge Analytica scandal has been the epicentre for all the vociferous opinions that have been raised against the popular social media network, as many can not fathom the fact that their private information was mined without any staunch approval.

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. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from flawless.

"Unlike Instagram's Snapchat clone, which has more users than Snapchat itself, Facebook's hasn't been as successful".

Facebook is also bringing Instagram's Boomerang feature to Stories. At the moment the wrapping functionality only works in optimal lighting conditions, when the object recognition algorithm detects the presence with assurance. "We wanted to give people an easy way to create with augmented reality and draw in the world around them" says Barnett, per TechCrunch.




The new feature is set to roll out in a few weeks' time.

Instagram has taken a page out of the Facebook book as it will now allow the users to download a copy of the profile of all the information they have shared.

The company said it in a news blog post that the new bounty, which has no top limit to payments, is meant to more quickly uncover potential abuse of people's information.

Facebook is launching a Data Abuse Bounty program to reward people who report misuse by app developers. It is also making users post to Stories by default when they use Facebook Camera.

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