New Camera Filters Added To Facebook Messenger Are Similar To Snapchat's
After the reports made this year, Facebook finally launched an update to their standalone messaging application. Today, people can now take selfies and add familiar filters like the ones Snapchat use. Recording short clips or silly videos are possible, too.
New Features Provides More Fun Ways To Interact With Friends
Before, Facebook Messenger only lets users interact via a keyboard. Now, they can make use of their cameras more by sending videos with added filters or lenses to their friends and family. In August 2016, Business Insider already released an article regarding the update which was first made available in Canada and Brazil. But the launch on December 15 is way better than the old version. There are thousands of masks and special effects people can opt to apply in their real-time to video chats. Aside from these, they can also doodle on their photos and clips using their finger or even add emojis and stickers.
Latest Facebook Messenger Update A Snapchat Copy-Cat?
It was reported in 2013 that Facebook tried and failed to buy this popular social network which pioneered video filters. Now, it seems like they are copying the features that took Snapchat to the top. In an article published by BBC News, Ben Wood said that this move is "undoubtedly Messenger reacting to the challenge it has from rivals such as Snapchat." As for Snapchat, this news is not news at all. Just recently, Instagram also announced their newest functionality that allows users to share videos that disappear in a day, too.
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As the industry becomes more competitive each year, it is a natural response for social networks to follow the trend. With the bold act of imitating Snapchat, Facebook encourages people to use its platform more as they enjoy sharing special and random moments. The product is now rolling out globally and is available for both iOS and Android devices.
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