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Facebook Messenger adds Boomerang, selfie mode in holiday update – CNET

Facebook is adding a selfie mode, Boomerang and AR stickers on Monday.

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Facebook Messenger has a holiday gift for you — a bunch of new features rolling out Monday.

Boomerang — as hypnotic as ever.

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The social network is adding Boomerang, letting you create brief looped videos just like Instagram, and a selfie mode that puts you in focus with a little added glow and blurs the background.

The two new modes will be listed along with its three current camera options: normal, video and text (which is getting new fonts and color backgrounds).

You'll also find a fresh batch of augmented reality (AR) stickers to add to your photos or videos, as well as holiday-themed masks and filters.

More than 20 million people using camera effects on Messenger and over 440 million stickers are sent in Messenger chats every day, Facebook noted, so these features should get plenty of use.

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