Facebook Messenger Now Features a Camera With Built-in 3D Effects & More

Uzair Ghani
Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger just received a massive update in the camera department, bringing forth a ton of great new features.

Facebook Messenger Now Features a Native Camera App That is Loaded with Unique Art Filters & 3D Effects

Facebook Messenger has been a straightforward app that gets the job done in the IM department. But it's apparent that Facebook wants it to be more than that. For instance, a while back the social network giant baked in a proper gaming aspect to the platform, allowing you to challenge your friends and family in the most casual way possible. Today, Facebook is taking things even further by upgrading a key component of Messenger - its camera.

The Messenger camera is now fully native and feature a ton of powerful additions that will appease a lot of users. For starters, the Messenger app now features a camera shutter button front and center. Whether you are in a conversation or not, simply press this button up and you'll taken straight to the camera app. Press the shutter button to instantly take a photo, or long press it to start recording a video.

It’s even quicker and easier to capture and share moments as they happen. Imagine the Messenger camera as a powerful new tool that lives just behind your inbox. It’s always one tap away — whether you’re already in a conversation or have just opened up the app. You will see the shutter button center in the screen (we’ve dressed it up for the holidays!) a tap takes photo, a long press records a video.

Apart from the convenient camera button placement, the camera features a ton of 3D effects and masks which you can utilize in your photos or videos. These additions will surely add some new life to your regular snaps.

We’re also introducing a place to find 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. Try them out — you can take a selfie and transform into a reindeer or play with falling snow or even just ask someone how they are doing — it’s the perfect way to spread a little happiness in your messages.

The fun doesn't end here though:

We’ve also added thousands of stickers, frames, masks and effects to choose from too — and you can personalize exactly how you use it. We’ve worked with artists and influencers all over the world and these artists have added their own touch to the customization tools you can now use in Messenger.

Last but not the least, Facebook Messenger now lets you customize your text messages. You can kick things off by tapping on the little palette button next to the camera shutter button.

You can download Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android absolutely free. Simply click on the link below to get started.

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