Facebook Messenger’s Snapchat Stories-like feature launches globally

Facebook Messenger’s Snapchat Stories-like feature launches globally

Facebook Messenger’s Snapchat Stories-like feature launches globally. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but your Facebook Messenger app is getting another Snapchat feature. Previously, the ephemeral post feature was available to some users in Poland, but now it’s starting to roll out globally across iOS and Android devices. Take a photo (selfies count, too), and apply art and effects by tapping the smiley face icon in the top right of the screen. Image Credit: Facebook A “Day” can also include conversations that you’re having with friends or with a group of people. Tap the text, and it’ll be inserted into your continuous journal of the past 24 hours. Messenger Day will likely accelerate engagement and sharing — after all, the app is all about conversations. Much as you see stories from brands you follow on Snapchat, it might at some point become possible to see branded stories through Messenger Day. As Facebook explores the potential for ads within the app, in the future we might begin seeing sponsored moments within our Days, targeted by past behavior, interests, people we follow or converse with, and more. To begin using Messenger Day, you’ll have to update the app.

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Facebook Messenger Day

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but your Facebook Messenger app is getting another Snapchat feature. The social media company today announced the launch of Messenger Day, the chat app’s version of Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories. Previously, the ephemeral post feature was available to some users in Poland, but now it’s starting to roll out globally across iOS and Android devices.

Using Messenger Day is pretty straightforward: Within the updated Messenger app, tap the camera button or the “add to your day” rectangle at the top of your inbox. Take a photo (selfies count, too), and apply art and effects by tapping the smiley face icon in the top right of the screen. There are more than 5,000 frames, effects, and stickers that you can choose from. Text can also be inserted. If you’re familiar with Instagram Stories, then Messenger Day should be easy. All photos and videos will remain viewable on Messenger for 24 hours before disappearing.

How to use Facebook Messenger Day.
Above: How to use Facebook Messenger Day.

Image Credit: Facebook

A “Day” can also include conversations that you’re having with friends or with a group of people. If a photo or video has been sent, the app will prompt you to determine whether it should be added to your Day. Tap the text, and it’ll be inserted into your continuous…

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