Photo enthusiasts on Facebook are going to be spoilt for choice. Facebook has made it easier to access camera and create 3D and special effects through its Messenger app.
Another attempt to clone Snapchat it appears, but the latest Facebook update has many nifty features that users are going to love.
In the standalone app, you will now see a camera icon in the center of the screen so users can easily tap to take photo or record videos.
“In some ways the camera is now replacing the keyboard. As more people use Messenger in their everyday lives, we wanted to make it faster, simpler and more fun to send photos and videos — so we built the new Messenger camera,” Peter Martinazzi, Product Manager of Messenger, wrote in a blog post.
Facebook has also introduced several new art and special effects. “We are especially excited to debut 3D masks and special effects, which make it super easy to apply an artistic filter to your full screen photo and to turn your world into a work of art,” the company said.
Additionally, users can add thousands of stickers, frames, masks and effects, and even personalize how you use it. Plus there is a palette icon by the shutter for you to add art, stickers and text on a blank canvas.
Facebook says the latest update is rolling out globally for both iOS and Android starting today.