Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

Facebook said that it will use FacioMetrics to enhance its Snapchat-like augmented reality face masks, which will make its way videos and Live broadcasts.  FacioMetrics developed an app called Intraface that emotion detection detects seven different emotions in people’s faces,The social media giant will use FacioMetrics to enhance its Snap chat selfie Lens-style augmented reality face masks that are making their way into its videos and Live broadcasts, the report added.

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“How people share and communicate is changing and things like masks and other effects allow people to express themselves in fun and creative ways. We are excited to welcome the Faciometrics team who will help bring more fun effects to photos and videos and build even more engaging sharing experiences on Facebook,” Facebook said

There are already some Facebook and Snapchat selfie masks that react to you opening your mouth or raising your eyebrows. FacioMetrics tech could add tons of new ways to trigger animated effects in your videos.