Facebook Messenger's camera gets star treatment in Snapchat Stories-like feature

  • Facebook Messenger's camera gets star treatment in Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook Messenger's camera gets star treatment in Snapchat Stories-like feature

Snapchat is already listed on the stock exchange, with a spectacular first day and an expected reduction shortly thereafter, with a war open to Facebook, which insists on copying all its functions to occupy its space of action, and with tools that will gradually be integrated into Various chat platforms, surely including the omnipresent Whatsapp, also Facebook. These new geostickers are being added into Instagram Stories' current lineup of stickers, and will be accessible to Instagram users worldwide with the latest 10.11 update released today on iOS and Android.

Ever since the launch of Snapchat Stories, the rivals have become copycats of the formula that lets users capture and send self-destructing photos after 24 hours.

Social media content that disappears in a puff of smoke after 24 hours is so hot right now, and Facebook can't ignore it. After 24 hours, each video or photo will self-combust to make way for the next day's adventures.

It is yet to be seen if Snapchat can weather the Instagram storm, but one thing that is very clear by this point is that Facebook and Instagram are not pulling any punches, and are going after Snapchat and its users with everything they've got. Doing so drops you right into the full-screen camera.

Called Messenger Day, the feature provides easy, one-swipe access to your phone camera to snap or film whatever is going on in your world at that specific moment in time. You can also select the "add to your day" button at the top of your inbox. You can then choose from thousands of stickers and effects to decorate your photo.

After taking or selecting a photo or video they want to share, users have the option of adding fun effects.

Facebook reports that millions of people around the world have already used Messenger Day since the company began testing the feature late previous year. You can also add text over your images by tapping the "Aa" icon, and you can overlay a drawing by tapping the squiggly line in the top right corner. The photo or video that you add to your day will be viewable for 24 hours.