“The Playground feature, formerly known as AR Stickers, lets you have fun with animated stickers or caption”
Google’s version of AR stickers, named Playground, is compatible with older generation Pixel-devices with a new update. This brings the AR sticker support to first general Pixel phones as well as last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The company announced Playground stickers in October while launching the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The new app – available for download from Google Play Store – allows the Pixel-owners to have fun with a host of Playmoji, its fancy term for animated stickers or text.
Apart from the already existing stickers, the Playground app now includes new Travel Playmoji pack ranging from bus, aeroplane, ship, automobile, and more. There are also Weather Playmoji and Winter Playmoji pack for seasonal activity stickers like ice skating and hockey. The special “Christmas Cheer” stickers, on the other hand, lets you use Santa hats, mistletoe or any other sticker that would breathe new life into your picture or video.
For those unaware of Google’s AR stickers, the feature allows compatible smartphones to add AR (augmented reality) stickers to their camera views and enrich photos or videos. Pixel owners can find the ‘Playground’ option under the camera app’s ‘More’ tag. Select it, drag your favourite sticker to the screen, and you’re all good to share photos with stickers and share with your peers. The feature works on both the front and rear cameras.
In related news, Google has introduced a new referral programme for its flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones in India. Under the scheme, the company is offering buyers own the smartphones with an instant cashback of Rs 7,000.
|Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad Core + 1.9 GHz, Quad core)|
|4 GB RAM|
|5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Full HD, 441 PPI|
|12.2 MP Primary Camera|
|Dual LED Flash|
|8 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|