Facebook gives you additional ways to capture the world as you see it.

Facebook has some exciting news to share. Today, the company introduces a new camera with effects and two additional ways to share photos and videos you take.

“We want to make it fast, fun and easy for people to share creative photos and videos with whomever they choose, for however long they choose — and the more we share with each other, the more open and connected our community can be.”

Camera effects

A new in-app camera is available on iOS and Android starting this week. Tapping on the camera icon on the top left corner of the Facebook app or swipe right from News Feed, you get access to a camera packed with dozens of effects like masks, frames and interactive filters that you can apply to your photos and videos. There are reactive effects that allow working with dynamic objects like falling snow and style effects that apply an artistic filter to videos in real time. Indeed, Facebook has done its best to turn your everyday selfie into a Picasso-style work of art.

The company has partnered with several brands to create masks for upcoming movies Alien: Covenant, Despicable Me 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Power Rangers, Smurfs: The Lost Village and Wonder Woman.

New ways to share photos and videos

Stories

The Instagram experience has proved that sharing instant daily photos that disappear in a day can be really fun. Thus, Facebook adds Facebook Stories to the main Facebook app enabling sharing multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop News Feed. This content won’t appear on the Timeline or in News Feed unless you post them there.

You will need to tap on the “Your Story” icon in the Stories bar at the top of News to download photos or videos.

Direct

If you want to share some content with particular friends only, you may use Direct. Your friends will be able to view it once and replay it or write a reply. The content disappears from Direct once the conversation on the photo or video ends.

New Facebook camera, Stories, and Direct will give you a unique possibility to show the world as you see it.

Facebook always tries to surprise its users and today unveils plans to introduce new ways for the Facebook community to create their own frames and effects in the upcoming months. It aims to make camera a home to hundreds of dynamic and fun effects that give you new ways to connect with friends, family, and your community.

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