Facebook launched a new feature for its stand alone messaging app on Thursday called Messenger Day, which allows users to capture photos and videos, add stickers and effects, and share their "day" with their friends. Now, the clone of Snapchat Stories has been announced as Facebook Messenger Day. It stays there for only 24 hours before vanishing - much like Snapchat stories.
One thing is clear, however, given the evolution of Facebook's core app and Instagram over the last few years: Facebook is quite good at using its talent and data to monetize its platforms on a large scale, once it gets serious about doing so. These new geostickers are being added into Instagram Stories' current lineup of stickers, and will be accessible to Instagram users worldwide with the latest 10.11 update released today on iOS and Android.
"Since everything you add disappears after 24 hours, feel free to add as often as you want".
It's hard to find anything new on Messenger Day that Snapchat - or the Facebook-owned Instagram Stories - doesn't offer. Evidently, Facebook is testing Stories in its main app as well. Then, open the Messenger app and select the camera icon with the sun next to it. Messenger indicated that it was moving towards being more of an image-based platform late a year ago when it launched a new, more powerful built-in camera. You can also select the "add to your day" button at the top of your inbox.
Snap a quick selfie or take a photo or video of what's around you.
Once you have your photo or video the way you want it, tap the arrow in the bottom right corner.
Tap the smiley face icon to add stickers that are broken down into categories like "Who's Up For?" and "Dress Up".
Tap of the "Aa" icon to add text on the screen. But according to Facebook, there is a difference: Snapchat lets you relive your friends' day while Messenger Day will supposedly let you make plans in the moment. You can then add directly to your day, save it to your phone's camera roll, and/or you can choose to send it to a specific person or group of people.