Facebook introduces some new AR fun for Messenger

Rodiano Bonacci
Dicembre 13, 2017

Facebook today announced a new suite of augmented reality tools for Messenger the company is calling "world effects", which basically let users drop real-time 3D objects into photos or videos within the camera frame. This is similar to what Snapchat did with Bitmoji. Previously, Facebook implemented AR features where users were able to wear these virtual masks or use some sorts of filters using their camera as well. The technology builds on Facebook's existing AR features, like the ability to add filters and masks to your face in a selfie, and it's created to make Messenger more interactive by leveraging the increasingly sophisticated computer vision capabilities of smartphones.

To get started with World Effect, simply open the camera in your Messenger app and scroll to the type of 3D image you'd like to drop in the scene - currently, you can choose from a heart, an arrow, a robot, several different word bubbles, and a unicorn - and then tap your screen to let it loose on the world. Other predefined messages include messages like love, heart and miss you.

Facebook rivals Apple and Google have also prioritized AR development within their portfolios.

It has been 8 months since Facebook launched it's AR Platform at the F8 Conference where is teased about the identification of every object just with a simple smartphone camera.

The idea is to make Messenger as playful and multifaceted as possible, so it can stay competitive with Snapchat and, Facebook hopes, lure away some of Snap's younger user base.

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