Facebook Are Creating Their Own Snapchat Feature And People Aren’t Happy
21 October 2016, 15:02 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
They are testing "Messenger Day" in Australia and we've got a sneaky peak of the app.
We wonder how staff at Snapchat were feeling after seeing the first glimpses of a new viral to their social media platform?
Yep, after Instagram came for the crown (and failed) with their 'Stories' feature, which is essentially a complete rip of Snapchat but half the fun, now Facebook is getting in on the action again (they own Instagram too, remember!). Here's a few glimpses of what it looks like:
Facebook had already announced that they were developing their 'Messenger Day' service, which lets users create images and videos that for 24 hours before disappearing in the messenger app. Last month they tested it in Poland and it appears the tests went well enough as now they're now trying the service in Australia.
Reports suggest that the only notable difference between Snapchat and FB is that Messenger Day suggests the type of posts you can share with prompts like 'I’m feeling…', 'I’m doing' and 'Who’s up for…?' etc. Each one of them comes with further suggestions like 'So Blue…' and 'Blessed'.
Yawn. People on social media haven't been kind.
OK, how the hell do I disable or kill Facebook #MessengerDay? The app is significantly less usable and actively annoying now.— Zern Liew (@zern) October 20, 2016
Did it really?
Shame Facebook died 5 years ago #MessengerDay— elij ahhh!!! (@elijaura) October 18, 2016
Do we really need another Snapchat imitation, really?
This person seems to like all the options. Think you're on your own, Daniel.
Will you use Snapchat Messenger Day when it hits your country? [H/T Mashable]
___ ___ ___ ___ ___