Facebook Messenger launches clone to Snapchat Stories

Social media is constantly changing, and Facebook is going to give its users another way to share their lives that are similar to Snapchat stories. Facebook Messenger is going to clone the popular Stories feature and call it Messenger Day. With Messenger Day, you will be able to add photos and videos to your day, so that friends can view and then reply to them. You can choose to share your day with all of your Messenger friend contacts or with a more intimate group of family and friends. And everything that is added to the feature will disappear after 24 hours. Facebook said the Messenger Day feature would begin Thursday on iOS and Android.Facebooks Messenger has 1 billion users, and Messenger Day is the latest Facebook app to mimic the popular photo-sharing feature that was pioneered by Snapchat. In February, WhatsApp which is a Facebook-owned messaging service used by 1.2 billion people, has Status, which is an app that also allows its users to share images, videos, and GIFs via a status update. Status, which is also similar to Snapchat's Stories feature, disappears after 24 hours.

The giant social network is tapping into more visual, creative and more casual ways to communicate with friends and family. It's Facebook's way to increase the engagement on Facebook's main app and its other apps so that they can position themselves to more effectively compete with Snap, which is the parent company of Snapchat. Faced with a decline in social engagement, Facebook began looking at inspiration from Snapchat after the Venice, California messaging service, that is very popular with kids, teens and young adults launched its Stories feature in 2014. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that they believe that the camera will be the main way that people and that Facebook would be testing the concept of putting the camera at the front and center of its app, similar to the way Snapchat does.

With photos and videos, there are various filters, frames, and masks that can make status updates much more personal and creative. And, by making the photos and regular updates disappear after they are sent, is a way that Facebook encourages its users to share more of their everyday moments rather than just the highlights. It's a new and exciting way to share your life with the people you choose. Instagram Stories is a success for Facebook. Instagram stories have over 150 million people using the app each day. The app is so popular that Snap cited Instagram as a potential risk factor to their initial public offering filing. While Snap is an app that is still adding daily users quickly, the rate of growth began did begin to slow in the second half of 2016, which is around the same time that Instagram started Stories.

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