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Technology Facebook's new camera filter and stickers focus on mental health

16:25  10 october  2019
16:25  10 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Facebook will donate to mental health organizations if you send these new stickers

  Facebook will donate to mental health organizations if you send these new stickers The social network aims to raise more awareness about mental health. The World Health Organization helped Facebook with the new filter and is encouraging people to take "40 seconds of action" to talk about mental health and help reduce the stigma surrounding suicide. One person dies every 40 seconds from suicide, according to WHO. © CNETFacebook is releasing a new filter and stickers in honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10. If you're in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Facebook has launched a couple of features that it hopes will bring awareness to the cause and help people who may need emo Additionally, Facebook is rolling out a "Let' s Talk" pack for Messenger that includes 16 stickers , each one with a different message

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In honor of World Mental Health Day, Facebook has launched a couple of features that it hopes will bring awareness to the cause and help people who may need emotional support. For starters, it worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to create a camera filter for Facebook and Messenger Stories called "Let's Talk," which the company says is designed to be an invitation for friends or family to reach out for support if they're struggling. According to Facebook, based on a survey it conducted in the US, UK and Australia, 80 percent of people who participated said they could be more honest when using messaging apps, rather than speaking to someone in person -- hence why it thinks these features could be helpful.

Facebook rolls out suite of new stickers for World Mental Health Day

  Facebook rolls out suite of new stickers for World Mental Health Day Facebook says its new filter "acts as an invitation for close connections who might be struggling to reach out for support via Messenger."Checking in on them can be as simple as a phone call, a text message or a ping on Facebook Messenger.

You'll get a notification on Facebook when your effect has been approved or rejected. Your frame might have been rejected because Be seen by your friends or followers using the Facebook Camera in a specific location, if you make your frame location specific.

At F8, Facebook launched it's augmented reality platform, Camera Effects. The first effects become available inside Facebook ’ s Camera feature yesterday.

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Additionally, Facebook is rolling out a "Let's Talk" pack for Messenger that includes 16 stickers, each one with a different message that you can send to people on the app. Pictured above, the sticker pack includes messages of support like "Let's Talk" and "You Are Not Alone," or "Feeling Alone" and "Got A Sec?" if it's you who needs to talk to someone. Every time one of these stickers is sent, Facebook will donate $1 to a group of mental health organizations around the world. Altogether, the company says it plans to make up to $1 million in donations.

If you do feel as if you or someone else needs professional help, though, Facebook is suggesting you get in touch with local, state, federal or international organizations immediately. Below, you'll find the full list of nonprofits Facebook will be assisting, as part of its "Let's Talk" initiative:

Facebook's AR dev toolkit exits closed beta on Instagram

Facebook's AR dev toolkit exits closed beta on Instagram Not one to let Face App and Snapchat steal its spotlight, Facebook announced today that it's opening its closed beta of Spark AR on Instagram, letting any developer build and share an augmented reality filter on the platform. The company announced this change was coming at its F8 keynote earlier this year. Phone-based AR isn't the piping-hot platform it was when Mark Zuckerberg devoted the top-half of his 2017 F8 keynote to highlighting the company's AR Camera Effects platform, but two-and-a-half years later the company is ready to let more developers give it a whirl. Effects published via the Spark AR app can pop up in a few ways.

Company acknowledges ‘passive’ consumption of material can make people ‘feel worse’ but argues more engagement could improve wellbeing.

Facebook is testing a new version of its flagship app that opens directly to a Snapchat-style camera , encouraging you to capture more photos and videos and adorn them with filters and Posts created with the camera are added to the News Feed and to the timeline on your profile just like any other post.

  • ReachOut Australia
  • Caritas Hong Kong
  • It's Ok To Talk, Sangath
  • The Live Love Laugh Foundation
  • Youthline
  • The Jed Foundation
  • Crisis Text Line
  • Save.org
  • The Trevor Project
  • Vibrant Emotional Health

Instagrammers can now create their own augmented reality filters via Spark AR Studio.
Yesterday, Facebook opened Spark AR, a tool that lets Instagrammers create their own AR-powered effects, to the world as a public beta. Earlier this year at the Facebook F8 conference for developers, the company announced that soon anyone will be able to make AR-powered effects for Instagram with a tool called Spark AR Studio. While the tool was previously only available to select Instagrammers, yesterday it became accessible to everyone as a beta. According to the company, everyone can be a creator whether you are "a professional or have a limited tech background.

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