Back then in school, when we spied and copied, there used to be elements of shame in us. It is not like we actually loved copying, when we failed to retrieve what we have stored in the RAMs in our head, our necks had to get unscrewed stretching some distance to retrieve the missing information from the database of neighboring answer sheets. It even understandable when we prayed for forgiveness after even spying the bible quotes in a course as holy as CRS (Christian religious studies)- although we would still do it again!
Yet Facebook is not chastising our spying habits as it regularly affirming its godfather position to us as copying grandmasters. One famous culture Facebook is yet to resign from is dedicatedly copying Snapchat’s major features. Instagram, which we know to be owned by Facebook is a Pro in spying and copying Snapchat. Yet Facebook is yet to repent of its copying expertise.
The company has once again with out much rancour launched a renewed push to copy a core feature of Snapchat’s formula: this happens to be stories. According to reports reaching us, Facebook had launched a fresh feature tagged “Messenger Day”. This very feature gives users the opportunity to post videos and photos — even with filters — that self destructs after a day. From what we have seen so far, Messenger Day precisely made its debut in Poland, that is one place where Snapchat doesn’t really boast a thick presence like it has in other regions.
Messenger Day is designed into Facebook Messenger which is quite different from Facebook’s primary mobile app. “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.”
Quite in contrast to Snapchat, Messenger has a very loyal user base in Poland. With the way it works,Messenger Day displays at the very top of the conversation list you have in Messenger with a look sharing resemblance with what you would get in Instagram stories or Snapchat ; the first is yours, and then what comes next is anything posted by your friends.
Here it is possible to add cartoonish text as well as graphics to your video or pictures prior to sharing them to your Day. Although we are yet to see Facebook take the copying to a greater extent by reproducing Snapchat’s killer “lens” selfie face effects. If Messenger Day is a good hit for Poland, it is almost sure Facebook would roll it out globally.
So far, taking a cue from Snapchat’s ideas has a nice strategy for Instagram, but then from ethical grounds we can’t really give Facebook all thumbs up!