Facebook Overhauls Messenger-Based Camera
Facebook today announced a brand new camera experience within its Messenger application. The redesigned camera feature will let people take photos faster and easier, says Facebook, and it includes some fun tools for dressing up pictures. To start, the shutter button has been enlarged and relocated to the center of the screen. A short tap takes a photo while a long tap captures a video. The app includes new 3D masks and special effects (similar to those in Snapchat) so people can apply artistic effects to their images. Facebook added thousands of new 2D stickers, frames, masks, and effects, including content from noted artists. Last, a palette icon opens a blank canvas upon which users can paste text, art, and stickers. Facebook says it will push out the new version of Messenger with the revised camera globally over the next few days.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
Facebook Folds More Snapchat Features Into Its Main Mobile App
Facebook today expanded the way people are able to share photos and videos by bringing new camera tools to its mobile application. First, the camera is more accessible from within Facebook.
Facebook Adds Filters and Effects to Messenger's Video Chats
Facebook today dressed up the live video chatting functionality of Messenger with new effects. Family and friends can now apply reaction emoji, a variety of filters, and new masks to enliven real-time video conversations.
Facebook Adds Holiday Cheer to Messenger
Facebook today gave Messenger users access to new holiday-themed stickers and photo tools. A minor update to Messenger for both Android and iOS devices adds new sticker packs, snow globe chat heads, and a New Year's Eve selfie frame.