Facebook has announced that they will be adding in new camera features into its Messenger app.
The new features include support for looping Boomerang videos, a selfie mode which blurs out the background, and an augmented reality (AR) feature that allows you to place Messenger’s stickers in your photos and videos. With the new added features, the Facebook Messenger has a total of five different camera modes which is normal, video, text, boomerang, and selfie.
Although the augmented reality effect has been in Facebook Messengers for a while now, such as the “selfie mask” and “world effects”, the AR stickers are claimed to be an attempt to pair these effects with the same stickers that can be sent through standard text chats. By tapping onto the camera icon next to a sticker, you can now add that sticker as an augmented reality object.
According to Facebook, the new camera features will be available to a majority of users globally and it will be available on both Messenger’s redesigned app and its older version.