Facebook Unveils Yet Another Potential Snapchat Killer

Facebook Unveils Yet Another Potential Snapchat Killer

Facebook Unveils Yet Another Potential Snapchat Killer

In August, Facebook-owned Instagram added Stories to its app, which has 600 million users. After months of testing it out to several markets, they are now officially rolling out the Messenger Day feature globally for all Android (and iOS) devices. There is also the option to delete the photo or video if you so choose.

After you've shot and edited your photo or video, tap the forward arrow to proceed to select if you want to add it to your Day or send to a friend.

Some users have taken to Twitter to complain about the update. And now that the 24-hour disappearance bug has bitten Facebook Messenger, it's time that we should bid adieu to Snapchat. It's already planning to insert ads in between Instagram Stories, and Messenger Day offers yet another opportunity for Facebook to monetize its user base.

Today, Facebook has brought the Snapchat-like stories format to its Messenger as well and has named it Messenger Day. 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. This new feature allows users to add one or more geostickers to photos, videos and more. Just like Snapchat, all your friends' photos and videos shared on their day can be seen by you, subject to their privacy settings. However, that wasn't enough to scare away the company that kept innovating while sticking to its original concept- letting users share images and videos that disappear in 24 hours.

What is Facebook Messenger Day? The feature essentially works like Snapchat Stories and lets you share images that disappear within 24 hours. Now where the recipient list shows up, right above the camera roll option, (after the update) you will now see a "My Day" option, which is basically the stories feature.

You can access the feature by tapping the "Add to your day" button at the top of your Messenger app.

Facebook began testing the feature as early as last September, when it was spotted in Poland, and testing was expanded to Australia last October. This is your chance to snap a photo or video, after which you can add effects. You can customize how you share by tapping the "more" icon and then choosing "Everyone Except" or "Custom".

You can also add to your day from a conversation you're having with a friend or group of people.

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