Do you use the Stories-style features in Snapchat or Instagram?
The latest move is a part of Facebook's all-out effort to counter the popularity of Snapchat by copying the latter's most popular feature which was introduced in 2013. This feature lets a user to share his/ her videos and photos on the Facebook app, which will appear on the top of the news feed.
Facebook's additionally tied-up with movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Despicable Me 3, and Wonder Woman to create custom masks.
Facebook Stories, which will roll out to users in the coming weeks, will allow users to string together several photos and videos that friends can view for up to 24 hours.
In addition, Facebook will enable users to share directly with friends and family so only they can see the photo and/or video for a limited period.
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Just tap on "Your Story" icon in the Stories bar at the top of News Feed to add a new Story.
Facebook Direct - disappearing photos and videos with options to add text and filters - mimics the individual Snaps people send to each other. Once the conversation is over or the photo or video you've sent ends, it'll no longer be available for viewing. But now Facebook is rolling out the feature for everyone. If you tap on one, it'll open your friend's story with photos, videos, drawings and camera effects.
Facebook is introducing Direct as well, a new inbox for direct messages. Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp also allow users to post photos and video that expire after a day.
Snapchat, it is worth a mention, invented the much-loved feature named "Stories" on its platform, and millions of fans went gaga over it. As reported by Refinery29, these masks are not just for Facebook, but can also be used on Facebook Live once you get an update.
There's really no other way to describe the new Facebook camera other than saying it's a replica of the fun Snapchat app popular with teenagers.