Following the debut of Instagram Stories, which was widely considered to be a bold-faced replica of Snapchat, Facebook is now testing out a similar feature on its platform Messenger.
TechCrunch has confirmed with the social media giant that it is testing a feature called ‘Messenger Day’ in Poland that closely mimics Snapchat’s functionality. The feature allows users to post pictures and videos that disappear after 24 hours. It can even be overlaid with text, and comes along with a library of filters and stickers. One thing it doesn’t duplicate, however, are Snapchat’s popular lens selfie effects.
The feature appears at the top of the home page of the Messenger app, with the user’s own ‘Day’ showing up first, followed by the Days of their friends.
“We know that people come to Messenger to share everyday moments with friends and family,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch.
“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.”