Facebook launches Messenger Day, another Snapchat clone

You might have heard about Facebook’s incessant attempts to copy everything about Snapchat. First, the social media giant unveiled Instagram Stories, a platform for sharing short video clips that disappear after 24 hours. Next was Whatsapp Status, which does exactly the same thing. Now, Facebook has launched a new feature on its Messenger app, called Messenger Day. It allows users to share photos and videos that disappear within 24 hours. Facebook is rolling out this new feature to all users through an app update.

Facebook Messenger Day

Facebook Messenger Day is available for Android and iOS users of the Messenger app. Upon updating the app, the camera icon at the bottom of the screen changes to a sun. Tapping the camera icon will open the Messenger camera with new features and editing tools. It allows you to add emojis , stickers and text to your image. But once you press the arrow at the bottom of the page, it takes you to the My Day feature, where you can share it for everyone to see, just like Snapchat. These photos and videos disappear after 24 hours, just like in Snapchat.

Furthermore, the user can add media content from conversations into Messenger Day. After sending a photo or video, you get an option to “Add to your day”. You can choose who gets to see your shared photos and videos on the My Day section too. Also, if you feel like deleting the photos and videos you shared on My Day, it’s easy. Just tap on the three dots at the bottom right corner of the image and select delete.

Facebook is basically adding SnapChat features to all of its apps. How long until we get a feature like this on the main Facebook app?

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