Facebook clones Snapchat Stories in Messenger app

  • Facebook clones Snapchat Stories in Messenger app

Facebook clones Snapchat Stories in Messenger app

Facebook had already added that functionality to other apps including Instagram (Instagram Stories) and WhatsApp (WhatsApp Status). Calling it the Messenger Day, the feature has begun rolling out to both iOS and Android today, and all users will receive the update by the end of the day. After you send a photo or video, you'll see the option to "add to your day". More than 5,000 video animations, filters, text and artwork is available to make updates more playful, plus Messenger Day uses contextualization to see what users are typing for recommendations.

Some users have taken to Twitter to complain about the update.

Facebook just redesigned the Messenger camera in December, clearly as a way to prepare for introducing its own version of Snapchat. Status, like Snapchat's Stories feature, disappears after 24 hours. Messenger, in fact, is the third Facebook property to launch a clone of Snapchat's popular Stories feature. When you open the app, tap the camera, which now sports a sun to celebrate its launch which will lead you to a full screen camera.

Lastly, Messenger Day makes it really simple to elegantly add text to your posts.

How is Messenger Day different from Snapchat?

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While the feature has gone live today, it has been a while since Facebook has been expected to roll it out on the Messenger. Within the Messenger app, the Day feature appears as a card above the conversations in the inbox. The feature adds a slideshow of the photos and videos a user shares throughout the day that disappears within 24 hours. "And 2. It's about where I want to take my day, like "I'm bored and I want to go out for coffee" or "I want to go see a movie" so I'm going to use a frame, take a photo, and see which of my friends are going to engage with me to actually make that plan, because planning is one of the core capabilities of a messaging app". They disappear after twenty-four hours, or you can delete them before then if you so choose.

To add art and effects, tap the smiley face icon in the top right and then tap to add to your photo or video.

Then just like Snapchat, you can send to whoever you choose - including close pals, your whole contact list or maybe just your other half (wink wink emoji).

Users can also pick and choose who they want to be able to see their Messenger Day visual statuses.