Social media giant, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) announced on its blog that users on its Facebook Messenger application will be able to access its Messenger Day. Messenger Day allows users to take pictures and video using Facebook Messenger’s internal camera with new features and effects similar to snapchat.
According to the blog, Facebook began testing the way users to share these photos and videos – as they happen – by adding it to Messenger Day, where friends can view and reply to them. Users are in control of who is able to see it and will disappear after 24 hours. Millions of people around the world have already used Messenger Day to show what they’re doing, how they’re feeling and invite friends to join them for activities – or just to chat.
Here’s how Messenger Day works:
1. First make sure you’ve updated your Messenger app so you have the latest version.
2. Open Messenger, and tap on the camera highlighted with a sun to celebrate this launch. Doing so drops you right into the full-screen camera. Or, tap the “Add to your day” button at the top of your inbox to get started.
3. Snap a quick self or take a photo or video of what’s around you.
4. To add art and effects, tap the smiley face icon in the top right and then tap to add your photo or video. You can also add text over your images by tapping the “Aa” icon, and you can overlay it by tapping the squiggly line in the top right corner.
5. Once you have your photo or video the way you want it, tap the arrow in the bottom right corner. You can then add it directly to your day, save it to your phone’s camera roll, and / or you can choose to send it to a specific person or group of people. The photo or video that you add to your day will be viewable for 24 hours.