Published: Thu, March 30, 2017
Research | By Elizabeth Houston

Facebook Debuts Snapchat-Style Stories, and People Are Not Impressed

Facebook Debuts Snapchat-Style Stories, and People Are Not Impressed

In August a year ago, Facebook introduced a stories feature on Instagram, followed by the introduction of a similar feature in its Messenger app in January. The social media giant has once again taken "inspiration" from Snapchat and copied multiple features offered by the popular image sharing platform. Reactive effects, by Facebook's own description, allow you to "interact with dynamic objects", in your photos and videos, while style effects will apply special artistic filters to them. Unlike Stories on Instagram and WhatsApp which are deleted from existence after 24 hours, you can share those stories on your Timeline so that they remain forever until you decide to delete them. The social network's latest batch of Snapchat features include Stories, the ability to share photos and videos directly with someone for a limited time and camera effects for its new in-app camera.

The updated camera is rolling around first to iOS users, so move over to the App Store and update the app to see if it's spread out to you yet. When you think of it in a certain aspect, this feature is near identical to Snapchat's stories feature which they've had since 2013.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. Like Snapchat, there are some animations and other interactive filters, as well as a new twist to dressed-up photos.

Facebook today announced that it's adding Stories to its main app. But now you can see it on the Facebook app, but not on your News Feed thank god. Facebook is teaming up with several brands to create masks that'll promote upcoming movies like Despicable Me 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. After that, the photo or video disappears. While Instagram allows you to add stickers on the photo or video after the picture is clicked, Facebook allows to add an animated filter before clicking the picture. After 24 hours, posts in your story disappear forever.

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