Facebook has globally rolled out the ‘Messenger Day’ feature for iOS and Android users. Along with that it is also released for desktop messaging threads.
Similar to SnapChat or Instagram stories and WhatsaApp status, Messenger day lets you share decorated photos and videos with the public or a custom friend that disappear after 24 hours. The photos or videos can be customized with text, stickers and frames.
Moreover, Messenger day allows you to choose who you want to share your story with as you’re sharing it.
From a very long time, Facebook has been duplicating the features of SnapChat for all its products including Instagram and WhatsApp as it considers SnapChat one of its close competitor and is worried with large number of users of SnapChat.
First, they evolved a story like feature for Instagram. And then a couple of days ago on the 8th year completion of WhatsApp, WhatsApp Status feature similar to Snapchat and Instagram stories was announced.
Facebook began testing the ‘Messenger Day’ feature in last September firstly in Poland and then it was expanded to Australia in October.
Head of product for Messenger Stan Chudnovsky announced the launch of Messenger Day, saying that more than 5,000 frames, effects and stickers are available for use, and emphasizing that users have complete control over who sees their content:
Of course it’s up to you if you want to share your day with everyone you talk to in Messenger or just your closest friends and family. You can customize how you share by tapping the “more” icon and then choosing “Everyone Except” or “Custom.” If you share something to your day that you decide you want to take down, just tap the image at the top of your inbox, and then tap the three dots at the bottom-right-hand corner of your image and select “Delete.”