Facebook Overhauls Messenger-Based Camera
Facebook today announced a brand new camera experience within its Messenger application. The redesigned camera feature will let people take photos faster and easier, says Facebook, and it includes some fun tools for dressing up pictures. To start, the shutter button has been enlarged and relocated to the center of the screen. A short tap takes a photo while a long tap captures a video. The app includes new 3D masks and special effects (similar to those in Snapchat) so people can apply artistic effects to their images. Facebook added thousands of new 2D stickers, frames, masks, and effects, including content from noted artists. Last, a palette icon opens a blank canvas upon which users can paste text, art, and stickers. Facebook says it will push out the new version of Messenger with the revised camera globally over the next few days.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Mar 9, 2017
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
Facebook Folds More Snapchat Features Into Its Main Mobile App
Mar 28, 2017
Facebook today expanded the way people are able to share photos and videos by bringing new camera tools to its mobile application. First, the camera is more accessible from within Facebook.
Apple Overhauls Clips App to Take Advantage of iPhone X TrueDepth Camera
Nov 9, 2017
Apple today released an updated version of its Clips video application with new and fun tools to improve both the experience of using the app and the end results. The most exciting addition is Selfie Scenes, which takes advantage of the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X to place the user inside a 360-degree, animated scene when recording selfies.
Twitter Wants You to Dress Up Images with Stickers
Jun 27, 2016
Twitter today said it is bringing stickers to its Android and iOS mobile apps. Twitter users can browse through Twitter's library of hundreds of accessory, emoji, and prop stickers to "make your photos more fun." Twitter says people can use multiple stickers on a single photo, as well as resize and rotate the stickers to better fit the image.