Google launches new Playground app, formerly known as AR Stickers

Google launches new Playground app, formerly known as AR Stickers
The formerly app known as AR Stickers has been updated and re-released by Google today under a different name – Playground. If you've never used the original app, then you'll want to know that the app would allow those with compatible smartphones to add AR (augmented reality) stickers to their camera views and capture photos and videos.

Since the app has been renamed, all stickers are now called Playmoji. Also, in addition to the already existing stickers, Google launched four new packs called Pets, Signs, Sports, and Weather. The Playground app is available as a new Pixel camera mode, and it's only compatible with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones.



Playground works with the Pixel 3's rear camera, but you can also use it in selfie mode. The app also offers real-time suggestions to recommend content based on the scene, if you're not sure what Playmoji to use.

According to Google, the Playground app will be available to Pixel and Pixel 2 users as well, although there's no timeline available at the moment.

source: Google

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6 Comments

1. Vokilam

Posts: 992; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I always appreciate when manufacturers take ideas from third party apps and add them natively - it’s just better when it’s integraded and coded by the same entity as the OS.

2. Vokilam

Posts: 992; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Wait... notice how the AR Ironman is behind the real person - is that possible now? Or is this doctored for advertising? Can someone confirm or deny please.

4. palmguy

Posts: 952; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Watch the Verge recap of this. I was so surprised how Ironman was standing correctly behind Dieter in the video. It didn't seem possible.

3. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

The IronMan AR is awesome.

5. toshibasupport

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

Is there anything more quintessentially Google than taking a product with a simple, descriptive title and renaming it something cute but confusing? Thanks,

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1253; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I can't wait to have this feature on my phone, so I can use it once and forget about it. Tech-wise it's brilliant, user-wise it's useless.

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