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Over last couple of years, Facebook has copied a number of features from Snapchat. In a recent attempt, the company has rolled out an update that mimics the popular Snapchat Story feature.
The new feature within the messenger called Messenger Day, enables you to share pictures and videos to a story within the app. Similar to the Snapchat stories, the stories you create using the Messenger Day, will disappear after 24 hours.
Last year, Facebook launched Instagram stories feature and now, both Instagram App and Facebook Messenger contains the similar features. If you want to use it on Messenger, tap the camera in the messenger app or tap “add to your day.” Take a photo, choose from more than 5,000 effects, and post. You can also add photos directly from a message conversation. The stories will appear at the top of the app.
Facebook’s recent moves to copy Snapchat’s features into Instagram has already started to affect Snapchat negatively. A report back in January by TechCrunch revealed that the viewcount in the popular messaging app (Snapchat) has declined nearly 40 percent since Instagram has implemented the story feature. Interestingly, thanks to massive user base of Instagram, the feature has managed to gain 150 million daily users. Snapchat is likely to take larger hit if Messenger Day manages to gain popularity thanks to Facebook’s more than 1 billion worldwide users. We will have to wait and see how everything turns out for Snapchat which recently went public.