Facebook's Snapchat Clone 'Messenger Day' Expanding Slowly Across the Globe

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Following the launch of "Instagram Stories" in August, Facebook is now preparing to ape Snapchat in its own Messenger app, with a feature called "Messenger Day." Originally launched to users in Poland, Messenger Day is now expanding and gaining attention with Facebook users in Australia (via Mashable).

With the new feature in the Facebook Messenger iOS and Android apps, Messenger Day lets users post ephemeral updates to their friends, which last 24 hours before expiring, with the ability to doodle and add stickers to posts. Friend updates can be found atop the normal Facebook Messenger home page, and the interface is visually similar to the layout of Instagram Stories with a horizontal row of reverse-chronological updates.

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"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," a Messenger spokesperson told Mashable at the time.

For those who have used Messenger Day, the user interface and features have yet to impress, with one user mentioning that "(The user interface) is really poor, on every level — nothing like Instagram Stories." Most of the criticism so far seems to be focused on the simple fact that as companies introduce more of the same features into their mobile apps, it leaves users to choose only one service, which is still Snapchat for most, and ignore the rest.

Snapchat's growing popularity has resulted in other social networks (namely Facebook, which owns Instagram) attempting to combat its 24-hour posts with similar features. Although it's yet to introduce a time-locked post feature, Twitter has faced troubles recently as more and more younger users opt to check in with Snapchat and Instagram over Twitter.

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Cherwonek Avatar
56 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/18/facebooks-snapchat-clone-expanding/')


Following the launch of "Instagram Stories" ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/02/instagram-snapchat-with-stories/') in August, Facebook is now preparing to ape Snapchat in its own Messenger app, with a feature called "Messenger Day." Originally launched ('http://mashable.com/2016/09/30/messenger-day-snapchat/#lljowwED4kqV') to users in Poland, Messenger Day is now expanding and gaining attention with Facebook users in Australia (via Mashable ('http://mashable.com/2016/10/18/facebook-messenger-day-australia/#HHvprr3bROq3')).

With the new feature in the Facebook Messenger iOS and Android apps, Messenger Day lets users post ephemeral updates to their friends, which last 24 hours before expiring, with the ability to doodle and add stickers to posts. Friend updates can be found atop the normal Facebook Messenger home page, and the interface is visually similar to the layout of Instagram Stories with a horizontal row of reverse-chronological updates.


For those who have used Messenger Day, the user interface and features have yet to impress, with one user mentioning that "(The user interface) is really poor, on every level -- nothing like Instagram Stories." Most of the criticism so far seems to be focused on the simple fact that as companies introduce more of the same features into their mobile apps, it leaves users to choose only one service, which is still Snapchat for most, and ignore the rest.

Snapchat's growing popularity has resulted in other social networks (namely Facebook, which owns Instagram) attempting to combat its 24-hour posts with similar features. Although it's yet to introduce a time-locked post feature, Twitter has faced troubles recently ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/02/jack-dorsey-twitters-stagnation/') as more and more younger users opt to check in with Snapchat and Instagram over Twitter.

Article Link: Facebook's Snapchat Clone 'Messenger Day' Expanding Slowly Across the Globe ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/18/facebooks-snapchat-clone-expanding/')

[doublepost=1476799242][/doublepost]I'am from Poland, we got it two or three weeks back. Literally nobody uses it.
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macduke Avatar
56 months ago
"Messenger Day" is the name you've come up with? Really Facebook? This sounds like a planner program my grandma would have installed on her old Win 98 box alongside her recipe and greeting card programs.

This will probably be shut down in a year or two like most everything Facebook has made in the past several years. All they do is copy, copy, copy and can't even get that right. I can't stand them.
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notjustjay Avatar
56 months ago
Oh, good. I was just thinking to myself the other day that not enough of my social media apps behave like Snapchat.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citi Avatar
56 months ago

I'm really getting tired of Zuck trying to copy snapchat. Maybe think of something on your own for once.

It's kind of his thing.
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dampfnudel Avatar
56 months ago

"Messenger Day" is the name you've come up with? Really Facebook? This sounds like a planner program my grandma would have installed on her old Win 98 box alongside her recipe and greeting card programs.

This will probably be shut down in a year or two like most everything Facebook has made in the past several years. All they do is copy, copy, copy and can't even get that right. I can't stand them.

Yeah, the creative juices at FB have definitely run dry. Now, it's buy or copy (and come up with a crappy name). Well, at least they're smart enough not to buy Twitter.
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xwinger Avatar
56 months ago
I'm really getting tired of Zuck trying to copy snapchat. Maybe think of something on your own for once.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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