-Facebook Re-brands Snapchat Feature To "Messenger Day"
Change is the only constant thing in like, with that in mind Facebook is currently testing a new feature for the Messenger App, called "Messenger Day". The big part is, the new feature looks more like what Snapchat represents. Sometime ago Facebook tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion before getting turned down in 2013.
Facebook is currently rebranding the features from Snapchat and it's testing yet another one in Poland. This new feature on the Messenger app allows users to share a collection of photos and videos with friends that will disappear in 24 hours. This tool/feature can be decorated with text, scribbles, stickers and more just like you can do with Snapchat Stories. Instagram also owned by Facebook announced its own "Stories" tool back in August, and similar to "Messenger Day," those slideshows of snapshots and videos are no longer available for followers to view after 24 hours.
Facebook recently added "Instant Video" to Messenger as well, a feature that allows users to share videos in an on-going conversation quickly and easily. That video tool is another option that's similar to something Snapchat offers its users. Facebook says that "Messenger Day" is currently only in testing among a small group of users in Poland.
A Facebook Messenger spokesperson confirmed the tests, providing this statement: “We know that people come to Messenger to share everyday moments with friends and family. In Poland, we are running a small test of new ways for people to share those updates visually. We have nothing more to announce at this time.”
Users of the Messenger app in Poland have started to see elements of Snap’s stories feature pop up service.
With “Messenger Day,” there are more than a hundred stickers to choose from with no Snapchat-like features. Users that are testing this feature out say there’s no current way to opt out from accessing it. When you compose a photo, you can draw and write on it before publishing it to your story. The new feature also helps Facebook further grow Messenger’s importance as a communication platform.