Facebook rolls out Messenger Day; copies Snapchat yet again


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Facebook has yet again added a Snapchat like feature for Messenger. This time the social network has rolled out Messenger Day, which is similar to Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories.  Available on on both Android and iOS, Messenger Day is rolling out to users worldwide.

With Messenger Day, users will be able to tap the built-in camera button to take photos, apply art and effects and then share it with other users. Users can choose from more than 5,000 frames, effects, and stickers to give your photo a makeover. You can also scribble on your photo by tapping the “Aa” icon, and you can overlay a drawing by tapping the squiggly line in the top right corner. After you are ready with the photo, press on the arrow key at the bottom that takes you to a new option called My Day that allows you to share it for everyone. This is similar to Instagram Stories and also Snapchat Stories. All photos and videos will remain viewable on Messenger for 24 hours before disappearing.

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In addition, you can also add to your day from a conversation you are having with a friend or group of people. After you send a photo or video, you will see the option to “add to your day.” Simply tap that text, and you will be asked to confirm you would like to add it to your day. You can customize how you share by tapping the “more” icon and then choosing “Everyone Except” or “Custom.” If you share something to your day that you decide you want to take down, just tap the image at the top of your inbox, then tap the three dots at the bottom right hand corner of your image, and then select “Delete.”

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Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+