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Facebook announces Snapchat-like World Effects AR feature for Messenger

World Effects are rolling out for creators

  • Updated: December 13, 2017 8:52 PM IST
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Facebook today has announced the latest Snapchat-like feature coming to Messenger. The company introduced a new feature called World Effects, an augmented reality feature that drops 3D objects into your surroundings. World Effects is similar to what we have seen in Snapchat s World Lenses. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals

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Unlike placing a regular sticker or emoji on your pictures, World Lenses uses 3D objects on the image. You will have to pan your smartphone s camera to capture different angles of the effect. When you move your camera around, the World Effect will stay in the same location. Facebook says that currently, they support only a heart, arrow, and robot, while there are bubbles and words that read “love”, ‘bae”, “heart”, and “miss you”. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card

Facebook s Messenger platform is visually rich with features like photos, videos, emojis, stickers, and GIFs make and recently the company has also included the ability to send high-res 4K images as well. On the one-year completion of native Camera feature in Messenger; Facebook has announced new AR-based World Effects feature, which lets you drop 3D objects into your surrounding.

The Word Effects technology lets you add 3D objects in real time into photos or videos within the camera frame and capture the moment with the native camera app and share with your friends. The World Effects technology is built on Facebook s existing AR features like stickers, filters, and masks. The first set of world effects include floating heart, arrow, a 3D robot, and unicorn, word bubbles, like love, bae, heart and miss you.

To add a World Effect, open the Messenger Camera from the inbox and then scroll to choose from the camera effects and pick an effect and then tap to add it to your image. Apart from launching World Effects, Facebook has made yet another announcement where it has announced that it is opening its AR Studio to developers. Facebook is currently rolling out World Effects to all of its users around the world.

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  • Published Date: December 13, 2017 8:51 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 13, 2017 8:52 PM IST



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