Facebook is launching a Snap-chat alternate: Messenger Day

Facebook has already rolled out Snapchat-like feature to Instagram and WhatsApp – so it may not be a surprise that Messenger would be next on the list.

The social media app has just introduced ‘Messenger Day’, which lets user share photos and videos with illustrated filters and stickers that vanish in 24 hours – just like Snapchat Stories.

Basically, it’s a Snapchat clone that resides as a feature inside of Facebook Messenger, instead of requiring a whole different app. To make it work, you simply  use Messenger’s built-in camera to make a video or snap some photos. You can then add text, cartoon overlays and other extras to your video or photo. It is then posted into a special area called “Your Day”. The “Day” can then be accessed by either all your friends or selected users. It will be deleted automatically after 24 hours.

‘The way people want to share today is different than it was 5 to 10 years ago; communication is becoming more visual than ever, and people want lightweight, easy ways to share throughout the day’, a Facebook spokesperson said.

Now when users will open their Messenger app, there will be an icon centered in the bottom which is the camera option for posting a ‘Day’.

There are more than 5,000 frames, effects and stickers that can be applied to photos and videos prior to adding them to ‘My Day’, which is similar to Stories on Instagram.

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