Facebook launches Snapchat clone ‘Messenger Day’

Facebook Messenger had replicated the likes of Snapchat and Instagram ‘stories’ with a new feature allowing users to post stories which expire after 24 hours.

Messenger Day is now available across Android and Apple devices.

In a Facebook blog post, Stan Chudnovksy, head of product for Messenger announced Facebook would be launching the service globally.

“At the end of last year, we launched Messenger’s new fast, powerful built-in camera to help make your conversations better than ever,” Chudnovsky wrote.

“At the same time, we also began testing a way for you to share these photos and videos as they happen, by adding to your Messenger Day, where many of your friends can view and reply to them.”

Facebook’s newest addition is also similar to Instagram stories, which launched in August 2016. Facebook also owns Instagram.

Similar to both Instagram and the original Snapchat stories, Messenger Day’s photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours.

In addition to the disappearing feature, Messenger Day will also include art and effects, and the ability to add text over images.

Photos and videos can be sent to contacts on Facebook or to specific friends and family groups.


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