Hey, guys, do you totally want to use Snapchat, but don’t want to go through the immense hassle of downloading the app onto your phone? Facebook Messenger Day might be just the solution for you.
And surprise… it basically *is* Snapchat. Sigh.
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and company have had something of an obsession with its social media competitor ever since Snapchat turned up its nose at Facebook?EU?s offer to buy the messaging company for $3 billion back in 2013. Four years and an IPO later, and it still seems Facebook hasn’t figured out how to get over the one that got away.
In fact, Facebook has been acting like a jilted ex-lover, trying way too hard to show everyone how much it doesn’t need Snapchat in its life. The company’s latest effort to prove to the world that it’s fine, totally fine, is Messenger Day.
According to Facebook, Messenger Day is a new way for users to share videos and photos with their friends throughout the day with tools that allow them to edit pictures and add artwork. Then their Facebook friends can reply or comment on them. Oh, and all of the photos and videos self-destruct after 24 hours.
If that sounds a lot like Snapchat Stories that?EU?s because, well, it’s almost exactly like Snapchat Stories.
And the similarities don’t end there. The whole Messenger Day platform is based off the way the Messenger camera app works. Facebook unveiled a new interface in December and . . . Messenger’s interface looks almost exactly like Snapchat’s interface. Sort of like when a guy gets dumped and then immediately starts dating someone who looks exactly like his ex-girlfriend.
This isn’t even the first time that Facebook has…