Facebook Messenger Camera Now Offers Boomerang, Selfie Mode

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Facebook is introducing several new features for the camera in its Messenger application, with many geared toward the holiday season.

The social network said over 20 million people use camera effects on Messenger every day.

Looping effect Boomerang—which debuted as a stand-alone app in October 2015, was added to Instagram Stories in November 2016 and replaced the looping GIF feature for Facebook Stories in April—was added to Messenger Camera.

A selfie mode was also added to Messenger Camera, enabling people to capture images of themselves or themselves with friends, with the people in the image remaining in focus with an extra glow, while the background is blurred.

Selfie mode for Facebook MessengerFacebook

All five camera modes will now be listed within the Messenger app: Normal, Video, Text, Boomerang and Selife.



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