Facebook Messenger Adds New Camera Tricks

MakeUseOf | 12/18/2018 | Dave Parrack
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Facebook Messenger has some new camera tricks for you to try. The social network has added new Boomerang and Selfie modes, added support for augmented reality stickers, and added a bunch of holiday-themed filters and stickers to help you stand out from the crowd.

Messenger’s first new trick is a Selfie mode. This lets you take portrait-style photos, with your face kept in focus and the background blurred out. Facebook has designed Selfie mode so it offers the perfect angle and perfect lighting for your perfect moment.

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Messenger also now has a Boomerang mode. For the uninitiated, Boomerang videos are short, looping videos which play forwards and then backwards. Boomerang was popularized on Instagram, so this is definitely a case of Messenger stealing off its sibling.

You can also now add animated and interactive stickers to your photos and videos. These are the same stickers you can use in text chats. You just need to press the Camera icon next to the sticker in a chat to add...
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