Facebook testing its Snapchat-like 'Stories' option in its Messenger
- Fariha Khan
- October 3, 2016
Facebook, a copycat?
It seems that after witnessing the launch of Instagram’s ‘Stories’ feature Facebook wishes to do something similar. The obvious gash of one of Snapchat’s key features is going to be a part of ‘Messenger’, another platform owned by Facebook. This is the news for now - at least for the testing phase if nothing else.
Using filters, ‘Messenger Day,’ allows you to post photos and videos that self-destruct after one day. Does that sound familiar to you? Well, it is in fact a feature of Snapchat for a long time and Instagram adopted it too.
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Why Test in Poland?
At the moment, it is not accessible on Facebook proper. Why? The firm is planning to test it in Poland first and if that country looks like a weird option note that Snapchat doesn’t have a strong position there. However, Facebook’s instant messaging platform (Messenger) does. So they have a reason to go via that route.
People use Messenger to share daily ticks with their loved ones. In Poland, Facebook is running a test of new methods for users to share those moments visually. That is all the company has disclosed so far.
No advance lens effects
Messenger Day has similar photo and video sharing options as that of Instagram or Snapchat. But it does not offer the advanced lens effects.
Facebook content with copying
After trying to purchase Snap Inc. 2 years back, it looks Facebook is now satisfied to simply imitate the main features like 'stories' feature. Good for it! Let’s see what next it offers through Messenger.