Facebook Messenger gets World Effects which are AR 3D objects to take on Snapchat


It has been a long time since Facebook attempted to acquire Snapchat but with the latter going public, Facebook has decided to beat the messaging service at its own game by bringing in features of its own. Facebook Messenger now introduces World Effects.

Facebook Messenger gets World Effects which are AR 3D objects to take on Snapchat

World Effects takes a step in the right direction after Facebook introduced a native camera for Messenger and introduced the same feature that Snapchat introduced a while back. Now with World Effects, you will be able to conjure up augmented 3D reality objects and apply them to images and video.

Facebook has explained all there is to know about World Effects, so make sure that you read through the fine print before checking out what changes and additions have been made.

“It’s been almost exactly a year since we introduced the powerful, native camera for Messenger and given that momentous timing, we’re excited to introduce today a new feature for visual messaging — World Effects. World Effects technology enables you to drop 3D objects into your surroundings to capture and share fun moments with your family and friends.

For example, add a 3D heart floating over someone’s head and then try panning your phone’s camera from side to side. Or use an arrow to point to an exact object or location in a panorama so your friend knows what you’re referring to. Or better yet, add a new fun, celebratory robot to an otherwise every-day setting and spice things up a bit. (Hint: be sure to try the robot out with your phone’s volume turned up – the robot plays three different kinds of music!)

We’re launching a handful of World Effects to people around the world. In addition to the heart, arrow and robot, you can also try playing around with a unicorn plus word bubbles, like “love,” “bae,” “heart” and “miss you.” To add a World Effect, open the Messenger Camera (from your inbox or from inside an existing conversation by tapping the camera icon), and then scroll to choose from the camera effects. Pick an effect and then tap to add it to your image.

We hope you enjoy using these early versions of World Effects in Messenger to bring joy and delight to your communications, especially during this holiday time of year as we re-connect with friends and family and maybe even make new connections. As always, let us know what you think!”

You can also check out the preview of World Effects by clicking on the link given below.


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