Monday, 27 March, 2017

Facebook Now Has 4 Snapchat Clones

Hmm where is Instagram getting all of these ideas Hmm where is Instagram getting all of these ideas?Image lili sams mashable
Cecilia Poole | 12 March, 2017, 00:15

After copying Snapchat in Instagram, WhatsApp, and the main Facebook app, Facebook is turning to Messenger. The capture will be available in the same way as Instagram Stories: 24 hours until disappearing without a trace.

Facebook said Messenger Day would begin rolling out Thursday on iOS and Android.

Messenger Day boasts more than 5 000 frames, stickers and effects, as well as the ability to monitor who can see what you post. The feature lets you share photos and videos as they happen to people you chat with on the messaging app or to whomever you want to share it with.

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

Messenger Day is a more accessible version of Snapchat, and since Messenger is one of the most popular apps already, it won't have a hard time finding users or getting downloads.

The launch of Instagram Stories previous year is thought to have contributed to Snapchat's slowing growth in the third quarter, which was revealed in its IPO documents.

With the addition of Messenger Day, Facebook now offers three major products featuring obvious copies of Snapchat's Stories - Instagram (600 million users), Whatsapp (1.2 billion users) and now Messenger (1 billion users). 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.

You can access the feature by tapping the "Add to your day" button at the top of your Messenger app. Tap on that, click an image or record a video, add the filters you want, doodle whatever, once you are done, you select the right arrow there. After you send a photo or video, you'll see the option to "add to your day".

Messenger Day offers users all sorts of graphic overlays.

Facebook on 9 March announced a new feature in its Messenger mobile app. You can then add directly to your day, save it to your phone's camera roll, and/or you can choose to send it to a specific person or group of people.

To add art and effects, tap the smiley face icon in the top right and then tap to add to your photo or video. Can you blame them? Tap more and choose Everyone Except or Custom options to specifically choose who sees the content.

When sending the post, it is possible to send it to a general Messenger Day-story that all contacts can be seen or it can be sent to individual contacts for a private messaging experience.

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