Facebook seems to not be running out of things to add to its Messenger built-in camera in order to continually mimic and challenge Snapchat and other similar apps. Unlike the already-present camera filters that let you put on different masks and effects on your selfies, the new additions to the app allow you to throw in a dynamic object that sticks to an augmented plane and gives the impression of intelligently following a predefined path.
To start with, the social media giant is launching a handful of "World Effect" features.
Facebook is trying to close the augmented reality gap with Snapchat with the help of an army of third-party developers.
For regular users, that means they'll soon be able to overlay 3D objects on top of images and videos in their interactions with friends. By opening up its toolkit to developers, Facebook is hoping to take advantage of Snap's reticence to work with third parties.
Messenger Just Added an Augmented Reality Feature and It's Freakin' Awesome
Users can open the Facebook or Messenger Camera, scroll through the World Effects and tap to add one to what they're seeing. The first set of world effects include a floating heart, an arrow, and a 3D robot and unicorn, as well as word bubbles with predetermined messages like "love", "heart", and "miss you".
Facebook's challenge will be that since it does not have its own operating system to have direct access to the phone's camera like Apple and Google do.
While all the current effects that have been introduced in World Effects are still new and not completely refined yet, we can see more improvements and better usage of AR in the coming updates of the platform. But if Facebook Stories aren't popular to watch, that audience isn't easily accessible. When you move your camera around, the World Effect will stay in the same location.
The real world is too vast for a single company to spice up with augmented reality. That breadth of offering will be key to becoming the default way people explore the AR world.
Manchester City received arguably the kindest draw in FC Basel, while Manchester United will expect to progress against Sevilla. The Seagulls have failed to score a goal in the five away games they have played against sides now above them in the league.
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will now issue permits to the commercial theatres, lifting a almost 35-year-old ban on cinema. The move to allow them to reopen is part of a series of social reforms embarked upon by Mohammed bin Salman , the crown prince.
Hundreds of schools across England and Wales will be closed on Monday as the wintry conditions persist. It will remain very cold for all areas with temperatures struggling to get above freezing for many.
The Times reporter said Trump "pounced" on CNN's "erroneous report" when he called the network out on Twitter. Weigel owned up to the error, saying he deleted the tweet after a Daily Mail reporter spotted his mistake.
Last year's most searched terms included Prince, Powerball and Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter . When it came to " how to cook " searches, Aussies were most interested in tofu, eggplant and pasta.
Real also had a goal ruled out after video assistance, with Karim Benzema deemed to have been offside when Casemiro headed in. Gremio, who are Champions from South America piped Mexico's Pachuca 1-0 in the semi final one played on Tuesday.
To make room for those players, the Patriots released linebacker Jonathan Freeny and receiver Bernard Reedy . Coming off a rough offensive performance on Monday night, the Patriots are adding a receiver.
The best viewing conditions in the country will be across the southern and western USA , where not many clouds are expected. Stunning images show the meteor shower light up the sky behind an Orthodox church near the village of Zagorie in Belarus.
It added that roads and railways are likely to be affected and said motorists should expect delays to their journeys. Snow caused chaos for air passengers on Sunday, with flights diverted, delayed and cancelled at Heathrow.
2 dead in shooting at Penn State Beaver campus
Penn State Beaver is about 160 mils west of the University Park campus and 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The campus said on Twitter that the "situation was contained", and that there was "no threat at this time".
Israel retaliates against rocket fire with Gaza airstrike
According to Israeli assessments, these rockets are not being launched by Hamas, but by other terrorist groups in the Strip. Palestinians in the coastal territory have recently fired both rockets and mortar rounds into the Jewish State.
North County Again Target For Lake Effect Snow
The lake-effect snow Tuesday may drift as far inland as Kent County, although most of it will be focused on the lakeshore. Winds will not be as gusty as they were last week, but we can not rule out a few gusts near 30 miles per hour at times.
Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week
If you're in a cold area, dress warmly and grab a blanket to lie down (ideally somewhere far away from light pollution). Wherever you go, Ingram suggests giving your eyes 30 minutes or so to adjust to darkness, and bundling up to stay warm.