Facebook Messenger Has A Snapchat-like New Feature!

By Ane Fallarme - 22 Dec '16 21:38PM

If you're a Facebook Messenger user, perhaps you've noticed that it made a few changes quite recently. Taking a page from Snapchat's playbook, Facebook Messenger has added a camera that feels and looks a lot like the on the Snapchat app has.

Facebook calls it the 'Messenger Camera'. It enables users to send pictures with emojis, text, doodles, stickers, frames, animated effects, filtered masks via MSQRD, also owned by Facebook, to each other using the Facebook Messenger app.

So, say goodbye to boring old messages and say hello to a whole new world of fun messaging! Heavy users of Facebook Messenger are excited with this Messenger Camera. Although the filtered masks, stickers and animated effects seem like a straight copy from Snapchat, messages sent through the Facebook Messenger app do not expire or disappear after they are sent. Unless of course the user deletes them.

The Messenger Camera appears on individual messages as well as group messages. This should make conversations much more interesting for sure! Facebook has always been about connecting with people, it is after all a social media tool that allows people from all corners of the world to connect with each other and according to Facebook's description it's meant to enable the sharing of photos and videos with your friends and loved ones faster, easier and definitely a lot more fun.

Unlike Snapchat and Instagram Stories, the Messenger Camera only enables you to share photos and videos to specific people through a conversation, photos and videos are not seen publicly. With all these Snapchat-like features coming to apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, is it time to let Snapchat go? Whichever, the users stand to benefit from all the changes and improvements.

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