Facebook again working on Snapchat competitor

Oct

30

2016

Facebook is again engaged in the development of a software service that is very similar to Snapchat. Unlike the previous times is not developed separate service, but the software must be integrated into Facebook itself.

The new feature is not yet available to everyone because there is still a test phase in progress. Facebook users in Ireland were chosen to test the new camera mode; they find at the top of the Facebook application, a new camera icon, as reported include Recode. Once opened, users get a photo and video modes which include filters to apply, similar to how it works in Snapchat.

Users can images and videos be taken forward by the new service to another; which then end up in a special inbox within Facebook. As a result, it is not necessary to make use of the messenger chat application, which is also integrated in the social network. It is also possible to use the photos and videos just on the timeline posting.

It is not the first time that Facebook is working on such software. Earlier tried social networking site with the Poke and Slingshot, two separate apps that had to compete with Snapchat. Both apps were however not successful and so the support has now been discontinued. Probably want Facebook to integrate the features of the social network itself to ensure that more people will use it.

It is still unclear whether and when the Snapchat-like camera mode will be rolled out more widely. Probably it depends on the test results in Ireland.

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