Facebook turns Messenger's camera into a Snapchat copy

The Messenger Camera should roll out globally over the coming days.

| Dec 16, 2016 at 8:35 am CST

Instagram recently added a new feature Stories, which is a clear copy of Snapchat. Now, Facebook introduced a new camera feature in their Messenger that lets you add special effects and art on your photos and videos. Sounds familiar?

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On their official blog, Facebook says that users send over 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers and videos every day on Messenger, and they expressed hope that this new feature will enable even more visual messaging.

In some ways the camera is now replacing the keyboard. As more people use Messenger in their everyday lives, we wanted to make it faster, simpler and more fun to send photos and videos - so we built the new Messenger camera.

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The new Messenger Camera will debut 3D masks and special effects "which make it super easy to apply an artistic filter to your full-screen photo and to turn your world into a work of art," says the company.

Facebook also added thousands of stickers, frames, masks and effects to choose from and you can personalize them.

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And there's more! Unique to Messenger we've also created a place where you can make your text messages even more fun. Check out the palette icon by the shutter and it will take you to a blank canvas where you can add art and stickers to your text. We're making it super easy to add more delight to the conversations you're having about what you're doing, how you're feeling and the plans you are making.

The Messenger Camera should roll out globally over the coming days.

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT

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