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Facebook's clone of Snapchat is in Messenger now, too

Facebook's clone of Snapchat is in Messenger now, too”

A fundamental feature of Stories be it Snapchat, Instagram or WhatsApp, is that they are short-lived. The photo or video you add to your Day will be viewable for 24 hours.

"Today we are starting to roll out Messenger Day globally on Android and iOS", Facebook said on the roll out the update. There is also the option to delete the photo or video if you so choose.

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Messenger is the latest Facebook app to mimic the popular photo-sharing features pioneered by Snapchat.

With the addition of Messenger Day, Facebook now offers three major products featuring obvious copies of Snapchat's Stories - Instagram (600 million users), Whatsapp (1.2 billion users) and now Messenger (1 billion users). Then, open the Messenger app and select the camera icon with the sun next to it.

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Facebook Day lets you take and annotate snaps which self destruct in 24 hours. Simply tap that text, and you'll be asked to confirm to put that image or video to My Day.

Messenger Day puts a slight twist on the slideshow format with filters and art that appears created to ignite more conversations on Messenger. If not, the rest of Messengers features will continue to live on just as they did. Once you press on the arrow key at the bottom, a new option called My Day shows up that allows you to share it for everyone to see, just like the way Snapchat's My Story works. They will be shared with whoever you want.

When sending the post, it is possible to send it to a general Messenger Day-story that all contacts can be seen or it can be sent to individual contacts for a private messaging experience.

To add art and effects, tap the smiley face icon in the top right and then tap to add to your photo or video.

To choose certain people who can see your Day, tap the Profile icon, tap My Day, tap Custom, and then choose who can see your day.

"It's about where I want to take my day, like "I'm bored and I want to go out for coffee" or "I want to go see a movie" so I'm going to use a frame, take a photo, and see which of my friends are going to engage with me to actually make that plan, because planning is one of the core capabilities of a messaging app", Facebook's VP of messaging David Marcus told TechCrunch.



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