Facebook suspends approvals for AR effect for Instagram

Anne Freier | March 23, 2020

App Business

Facebook has suspended approvals for augmented reality effects in an effort to reduce social contact between employees.

When creators develop new augmented reality effects for Instagram and Co, reviewers will usually review the content before it gets approved. However, reviewers cannot work from home.

This means that Facebook will be momentarily unable to approve new effects.

However, the company said in a blog post, that creators could continue to use Spark AR Hub to design effects or await reviews at a later date.

“We’re actively exploring ways to offset this disruption and let creators get back to publishing. We can’t yet provide exact timing on when this will happen, but we’ll share updates in Spark AR Hub when we’re able to,” the company promised in its post.

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