Facebook seems to have pushed out a new update to some users here that added its latest and greatest feature called “Messenger Day” – a Snapchat-like feature that users can share with their friends.
Messenger Day is a new feature that allows users of the app service to link to video and photos while also at the same time, adding stickers or colouring over the photos and videos in a feed that expires in 24 hours. It kind of feels like Snapchat Stories.
The stickers that are available are categorised into groups that range from “I’m Feeling…” to “Who’s up for…”, just to name a couple with many more categories also available.
This new feature and update comes as Facebook announced it had begun testing “Messenger Day” in early October in Poland.
Mashable Australia had reached out to Facebook Inc. to confirm the new “Messenger Day” feature rollout, and was told by a Facebook Messenger spokesperson:
We know that people come to Messenger to share everyday moments with friends and family. In Poland we are running a small test of new ways for people to share those updates visually.
Furthermore, it seems that a Mashable staff member has also been able to test out “Messenger Day” feature, writing that Messenger Day is a little less intuitive than Snapchat and Instagram Stories:
“You have to manually select to write text (the Aa button), where with Snapchat and Instagram you simply touch the screen and the text or drawing options appear.
Sadly though, it seems that Messenger Day doesn’t have the face filters like the dog face or fairy face like Snapchat. A little disappointing, but more than likely could be added in future updates…..hopefully.
The update seems to be limited to certain users at this stage, and it isn’t known when it will reach everyone. Once we know more, we’ll share it here with you.