Social media platform Facebook recently announced about its handful of new feature it is bringing in its Messenger app. The features include the most popular Boomerang mode that was introduced in Instagram a couple of years ago, selfie mode, and support for AR stickers.
Since Facebook is Instagram’s parent company, Boomerang feature being included in Messenger isn’t really surprising. The feature, as per Slash Gear, is being added as a new mode where the user will be able to take a burst of pictures together to form a one second video, or animated GIFs.
The new Selfie Mode for Messenger’s camera will give user a software-created portrait effect on the selfies, where the subject of the picture is in focus and the background is blurred. As per Facebook, the Selfie Mode will add a ‘little extra glow’ to subjects.
Although Facebook has offered augmented reality effects for a while now (either as selfie masks or world effects), AR stickers are an attempt to pair these effects with the same stickers that can currently be sent through standard text chats. By pressing the camera icon next to a sticker, you can now add that sticker as an augmented reality object.