Soon Augmented Reality in Google Messages?

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Google seems to have planned to make its application Android Messages a serious competitor to Instagram and Snapchat. 7 iphone case This by adding augmented reality effects.

XDA Developers has discovered that the Mountain View giant is testing augmented reality effects with rather awesome elements in its messaging app Android Messages. Some developers even managed to activate the feature to test it. There is an Effects button in the Android Messages camera, right next to the Photo and Video buttons.

Google tests augmented reality filters in its Android app

For the moment, Google is content to test five effects, including one that shows your face through the porthole of a cartoon airplane before it flies. iphone case cheap The balloon effect adds balloons flying in front of and behind you. iphone case xr Another comes to incorporate fireworks in your living room. iphone case x There is also the confetti effect and an angel filter that gives you a halo and wings. iphone case xr The halo follows your head, like Snapchat filters.

To compete with Instagram and Snapchat

XDA states that these effects were only accessible via the messaging application's camera and not via the dedicated camera application. iphone case xr Such animated messages could actually be sent by SMS or MMS but also by RCS technology, which allows, among other things, to send and receive high quality media and have read receipts in the Messages application.

As with any experimental feature, no one knows when this feature will be deployed globally.