Facebook Messenger adds new video sharing feature

Facebook adds easy video sharing feature to Facebook Messenger app in effort to compete with Snapchat and others.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Fri, Jun 13 2014 11:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Facebook has been working on its messenger app a lot over the last few months in an effort to better compete with other offerings on the market. The messenger app has gained the ability to allow the user to quickly and easily share video messages with other users.

Facebook Messenger adds new video sharing feature | TweakTown.com

With the updated app, users can record a short video by tapping and holding the camera button. When activated the camera defaults to the front facing camera on your phone. You can flip the camera around to show the person what you are looking at as well.

Users can also tap the thumbs up button on the video rather than responding with text. Not long ago Facebook accidentally published a new app called Slingshot that will compete directly with Snapchat. That app was quickly pulled off the market.

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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