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Facebook lets you create AR faces on Instagram

News you want to use week 34.

Facebook’s tool for building augmented reality effects, Spark AR, now allows anyone to make custom face filters and other effects for Instagram Stories. The platform was previously limited to approved creators, but today’s update will let anyone create and upload their own AR filters to Instagram. Instagram is also introducing an Effect Gallery tab on artists’ profiles, letting artists display their creations. The company says more than 1 billion people have used AR effects created on the Spark AR platform, including on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Portal. The Spark AR Studio software added support for Windows in April. Now that it’s open to everyone, we’ll only start to see more AR effects taking over Instagram Stories.

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