Facebook brings AR experiences to video calls on Messenger

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Facebook just announced Group Effects for Messenger video calls and Messenger Rooms.

Group Effects are new AR experiences that allow you to have multiplayer interactions with friends at the same time.

You can choose from a library of over 70 Group Effects such as a game to build the best burger, and an effect with a cute cat entering everyone's screens.

You can check out Group Effects by starting a video call/Messenger Room > tap Smiley Face > Effects tray > Group Effects.

More Group Effects will be created in the coming weeks as Facebook plans to expand access to the new Spark AR Multipeer API for creators and developers.

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This article was first published in Hardware Zone.