Facebook has updated Messenger with new camera features ahead of the Christmas season. You’ll be happy to know that the standalone Messenger app now has support for looping Boomerang videos. This is the video looping effect that got popular on Instagram and the company is now bringing it to Messenger so it can be a success there too. There’s also a new camera mode and augmented reality stickers for the season.
With Boomerang and Selfie Mode there are now five camera modes on Facebook Messenger. Boomerang can be used for looping videos while Selfie Mode is for automatically blurring out the background in selfies. But that’s not all that’s new.
Facebook also added some new holiday-themed filters and augmented reality stickers for extra fun, because you will be using Facebook Messenger to keep in touch with loved ones over the holidays.
The camera modes are sorted in a scrolling bar at the bottom when the camera is active in Messenger. Just scroll through the different camera modes: Boomerang, Normal, Video, Text, and Selfie and choose the one you want to use. These new features will be available to most Messenger users globally starting today. That’s a cool Christmas gift from the company.
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