Five years after it was launched, nonetheless behind afterwards it was famous as Picaboo, everybody is still spooky with Snapchat — including a rivals on a amicable media scene. According to Tech Crunch, Facebook is contrast Messenger Day on a tiny series of users in Poland, and a new underline will sound extremely informed to anyone underneath a age of 30 (or anyone who uses Snapchat, we suppose, so… people underneath 30.)
Tech Crunch reports that Messenger Day allows users to temporarily upload photos and video. Like Snapchat, we can filter, doodle, and supplement stickers to your heart’s content, and like Snapchat, a uploads disappear after 24 hours. The thought is mostly a same as Snapchat’s Stories feature, though a sum vary. Android Authority points out, screenshots of Messenger Day uncover stickers that are distant some-more specific and varied than Snapchat’s, with phrases like “let’s squeeze drinks” or “feeling loved.”
While a Snapchat counterpart might go neglected (or worse yet, face recoil from users) in a United States, where a app has been said to surpass Twitter’s series of daily users, it’s reduction renouned overseas. Messenger, on a other hand, announced in July that it reached one billion users worldwide, so Messenger Day might do good in areas where Snapchat is reduction commonplace.
But that’s presumption Messenger Day creates it past a contrast stage, that isn’t guaranteed. When Tech Crunch reached out to Facebook on a matter, Facebook pronounced in a statement that it is “running a small exam of new ways for people to share… updates visually. We have zero some-more to announce during this time.”
Facebook has done small tip of a devise to make Messenger a go-to chatting app, and by all accounts, it appears to be working. In June, it expelled a major update to a interface as good as a ability to send SMS text messages. You can send money, ask an Uber, and even check a continue (using a discuss bot) through a app. That being said, this isn’t a initial time Facebook has taken a cues from Snapchat; progressing this year, Instagram, that is owned by Facebook, launched its possess version of Stories. (Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Tech Crunch during a time that Snapchat “deserve[s] all a credit” for a idea.)
In fact, Facebook reportedly attempted to buy Snapchat in 2013, although Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel proceeded to shock the tech village by branch down a offer, that was reportedly worth billions. Judging from a change Snapchat has come to swing on communication since then, it’s protected to contend a preference worked out in Spiegel’s favor — and yours, since all these tech rivalries are ensuing in a ton of cold new facilities for their users.
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