Like always, one more time Facebook has come up with a new inspiration from its rival. The social media giant is testing a new feature dubbed Messenger Day, which is nothing different than Snapchat Stories. The new feature lets users share photos and videos with the world, which ultimately disappear by the end of 24 hours.
Facebook has been long seen borrowing features and ideas from Snapchat, as of late it’s testing the current one in Poland. The so-called Messenger Day feature enables the users of Facebook Messenger share a collection of photos and videos with their friends. These media uploads then disappear when after the time lap of 24 hours end.
You can add effects and add text, stickers, scribbles, and much more just like you are able to do in Snapchat Stories.
To recall the fact once more, back in 2013, Facebook tried to acquire Snapchat for a $3 billion lump sum. After openly cloning Snapchat’s features and look and Instagram’s decent performance, Facebook has failed a number of times attempting more over the last few years and still not giving up.
For now, Messenger Day has only been rolled out in Poland, a place where Snapchat isn’t as popular as in other countries.
A spokesman from Facebook said,
“We know that people come to Messenger to share everyday moments with friends and family,” “In Poland we are running a small test of new ways for people to share those updates visually. We have nothing more to announce at this time.”
For those who don’t know, Snapchat Stories is a feature that allows users to share photos, videos, and art in a timeline which disappears after 24 hours. Given so, now you know why Messenger Day seems to work almost exactly like Snapchat Stories.
The area where Messenger Day seems different from Snapchat Stories (basically Instagram Stories) is the way the new feature prompts users to use it. Too much of difference by the way!
At the top of your chat list, you will see options for quickly sharing how you are feeling at the moment, what’s up and much more.
This is something that makes it easy to share your emotions better and quickly with your friends instead of going through a curated friend list.
It’s still not sure whether Facebook will roll out Messenger Day in other regions or not, success in Poland may hint a wider release of the feature, however.
Yes, this isn’t the first time Facebook has copied its rival and it will continue to do so openly. The social network’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, just copied Snapchat Stories by bringing Instagram Stories in August.
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