(Mirror Daily, United States) The latest Facebook update is concerned with live videos. The company is rolling out Snapchat-like filters which can be used online when streaming live on Facebook. The masks have augmented reality features and fit the faces of users perfectly.
The company announced that the first series of masks would be available starting the end of the month, just in time for Halloween. The new filters are specially designed for this occasion. So if you want to scare friends that you can’t meet these days, you can use the new Facebook update.
The new features of the live videos offer you the possibility of getting disguised as different characters. You can choose from several scary masks, such as the evil queen or king, a scary green witch, a hollow skull, and much more. However, if you want to be a good character, you can be a happy unicorn, a cute panda or any other character of your liking.
The masks listed above are only the first series introduced by Facebook for the live videos on the platform. After the celebration, new ones will appear, which will keep users excited about the novelty.
This Facebook update will be available on the platform, as well as on the Mentions application. Before releasing it, the company has tested similar features in Brazil and Canada.
According to officials, the first countries to receive the Facebook update are the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Live videos seem to be one of the main concerns of developers in the social media field. Snapchat started a real trend about filters and items which allow users to edit their footage in funny ways. Facebook is trying to keep up and don’t fall behind. The new feature for the live videos on the network seems like a good way of drawing the attention of users.
Apart from the Halloween masks, Facebook is also customizing the reaction bar in order to fit the celebration. The “Like” and “Love” button stay the same. However, the yellow face expressing laughter will be replaced by a purple witch laughing. The “wow” button will turn into a screaming ghost, while the “sad” face will feature Frankenstein’s morose countenance. And finally, the “angry” emoticon will display an evil-looking pumpkin.
If you haven’t thought about your Halloween costume yet, perhaps the new Facebook update provided you with some useful ideas. Remember you can trick-or-treat your friends on Facebook thanks to the new masks.
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