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Facebook Messenger Day is a Snapchat Stories rip off

Facebook Messenger Day is a Snapchat Stories rip off

The capture will be available in the same way as Instagram Stories: 24 hours until disappearing without a trace.

Instagram is continuing its relentless assault on Snapchat today with its addition of geostickers to Instagram Stories.

One thing is clear, however, given the evolution of Facebook's core app and Instagram over the last few years: Facebook is quite good at using its talent and data to monetize its platforms on a large scale, once it gets serious about doing so. Snapchat introduced its "Stories" feature back in 2013, allowing people to add snippets to a daily video that played in chronological order before disappearing after 24 hours. The feature is also extremely easy to master for those loyal Facebook users who haven't branched out to use the other messaging apps.

"Since everything you add disappears after 24 hours, feel free to add as often as you want". It's called "Messenger Day" and it's looking very similar to it's younger, hipper rival Snapchat.

As a side note, Snapchat has taken a hit since another similar feature, Instagram Stories, rolled out previous year.


Another day, another Snapchat Stories copycat arriving on another messaging app.

In August, Facebook-owned Instagram added Stories to its app, which has 600 million users.

According to Instagram, the first places getting more advanced citywide and neighborhood unique stickers are New York City and Jakarta.

Open Messenger, and tap on the camera highlighted with a sun to celebrate this launch. The user can then take a photo or hold to record a video, tap on the photo icon to upload from the camera roll, or tap on the art pallet icon to write something. 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. You can then add directly to your day, save it to your phone's camera roll, and/or you can choose to send it to a specific person or group of people.

Messenger users can also add a new post to My Day by tapping on "add to your day" to the left of their story.


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