Facebook implementing Snapchat’s stories feature in its popular chat apps is not at all surprising. Facebook has been doing this for a while now, Snapchat’s stories feature first arrived on Instagram, then Messenger, and then on WhatsApp, replacing the “Status” feature from the app. As Snapchat is getting bigger day by day, we do get the idea of Facebook bringing the stories feature to their apps. However, replacing status with stories received a mixed reaction among users, and that is why the company is planning to bring the status feature back.
Mark is being really clever by invading the countries where Snapchat isn’t popular yet. For those who do not know what stories is, Stories, intorduced by Snapchat and later copied by apps like Hike, Messenger, Whatsapp, and now Messenger Day. Messenger Day is a new app from the company that lets people share illustrated filter-enhanced photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours. The app is now officially available for iOS and Android, and we do not know if it will ever come to Windows.
Facebook exclusively tested the app in Poland because Snapchat isn’t very popular there. Facebook says, “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.”
The app works ditto like Messenger, i.e. you use Messenger’s built-in camera to snap pictures or videos. You can add text, doodles, or facial filters, and then post it on “Day” (same like Snapchat Stories), which will get deleted after 24 hours.
The feature is now live for Android and iOS users and we expect it to come to Windows Mobiles too. As Snapchat doesnt have a Windows app, bringing the Messenger Day on Windows is surely going to benefit Facebook.