Facebook launches Messenger Day feature with vanishing videos and pictures
Facebook on Thursday announced ‘Messenger Day’ feature which provides a new way to see and share photos and videos on Facebook Messenger.
A few months ago, Facebook launched the Messenger Camera, allowing users to make their conversation better than ever.
“Billions of photos and videos have been sent capturing all those heartfelt, funny and serious messages that make the Messenger community so powerful,” said Stan Chudnovsky, Head of Product for Messenger.
“We love seeing how much fun people are having with Messenger’s new visual tools, especially our most popular art and effects like floating hearts and recently, Mardi Gras frames.”
Facebook now allows users to share these photos and videos with many friends at once by adding it to their Day where many of their friends can view and reply to them.
These photos and videos will be at the top of the home screen, making it easy for friends and family to see and message directly about what they have shared.
To start sharing their Day, users just have take a photo or video by tapping the camera, customise it with art and effects by tapping the smiley face icon in the top right corner and share it.
Facebook allows users to be in control as they can add to their Day, save to your phone’s camera roll, or send to a specific person or group.
They can add to their Day as often as they like and show what they’re doing, share their feelings, and what they’re up to in a given moment.
The photos and videos users add to their Day will expire in 24 hours.
Users can also add to their Day from a group or one-on-one conversation.
After sending a photo or video in a Messenger conversation, tap the “Add to your day” text, and they will be asked to confirm if they would like to add it to their Day.
Facebook also leaves it up to users who can see their Day. Users can customize who can see the content by tapping the ‘More’ icon and choosing “Everyone except…” or “Custom.”
Messenger Day is rolling out globally on Android and iOS devices.