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Facebook Stories will now add Instagram's Boomerang feature and AR drawings

15 April 2018

Facebook is expanding the features of Stories.

The stories in Facebook soon it will be possible to draw 3D pictures using the tool of augmented reality. 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.

According to TechCrunch, Facebook's tech allows your drawings to wrap around objects like mailboxes and tables in the real world. The AR doodle feature will be called "3D drawing", and it is rolling out to all users in the coming weeks.

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. Users will also be able to add 3D drawing before or while they're recording with the Facebook Stories camera. 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.

Facebook has just added Instagram's Boomerang feature in its Stories feature allowing users to create looping GIFs. This is not the first time that Facebook is experimenting with AR. Perhaps Facebook is planning to completely replace it with Instagram Boomerang, which is far more popular and already well-established.

Facebook Stories will now add Instagram's Boomerang feature and AR drawings