Facebook also launched AR tracker target experiences which would trigger from QR codes or real-world posters. Despite criticisms of copying Snapchat and Instagram, the company is committed to getting more people to use its Facebook Camera.
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 other new addition is what Facebook calls "3D drawing" and is based on augmented reality. Whatever you draw also stays static and does not disappear even if you move the camera away. In the coming days, you will be able to smartly use the Stories section of Facebook as you would be able to explore more of Facebook's Stories features through your mobile app.
The AR technology should also be able to detect objects from surfaces.
Facebook is giving stories a boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its camera feature suite, Tech Crunch reports. Users will then be able to wrap around their scribbles around the objects, but the technology is still far from ideal.
Instagram makes it easy for users to cross-post to Facebook when they publish a Story.
If we talk about this particular Stories feature on Facebook, it has not been successful as Instagram or Snapchat. "Now, it's quicker and easier to capture and share moments as they happen with the people you care about most!" . This also means that flash photography is not supported by the new feature, on account of it harshly affecting the lighting captured in the image.
Facebook has been pushing its Stories tool aggressively, despite a muted response from users. However, the GIFs created using the earlier tool restarted from the beginning, creating a slightly jarring effect; with the new tool, which has seen huge success on photo sharing platform Instagram, users can now create seamless GIFs on Facebook Stories as well.