The social giant on Thursday introduced yet another copy of Snapchat's Stories feature - this time to its wildly popular Facebook Messenger app and the 1 billion people who use it. Videos can be about 15 seconds in length and pictures around six seconds, all of which will remain for 24 hours before disappearing. All users worldwide can access the Instagram geostickers with today's 10.11 update on iOS and Android. They also have the option to put on an overlay of more than 5,000 frames, effects and stickers to those images and videos they upload.
FACEBOOK is launching a Snapchat-style feature that lets you send vanishing pictures and videos with lots of filters to choose from.
Some users have taken to Twitter to complain about the update.
The transformation of Facebook's Messenger app into a Snapchat clone or wanna-be is nearly complete. The only thing that separates this feature from stories on Instagram or Snapchat, is the built-in privacy features.
Facebook-owned Instagram has not-so-subtly followed in Snapchat's path for many of its recent feature additions, and now Facebook's own Messenger app is doing the same.
Snap a quick selfie or take a photo or video of what's around you.
How is Messenger Day different from Snapchat?
Here's how to find Messenger Day, how to watch your friends posts, use its filters and see if it's right for you. And, of course, you can always just use the app to text, chat, and video call with your friends or phone contacts.
Facebook on 9 March announced a new feature in its Messenger mobile app.
Messenger's new "Day" feature allows users to broadcast annotated photos and videos of their daily lives. Tap more and choose Everyone Except or Custom options to specifically choose who sees the content.
As its name suggests, you'll open Messenger and see a new series of card icons at the top of the screen, which might remind Snapchat users of how Discover Stories used to be previewed at the top.
Notably, the feature was first introduced in testing back in September past year, and at that time, it was available only in Poland.
From your camera, capture a photograph or video and select the smiley face icon in the top right corner to add art and effects to the footage captured.
You can also add to your day from a conversation you're having with a friend or group of people.