Mar 29, 2017

Facebook launches Snapchat-style Stories with new in-app camera feature

Facebook has launched its own version of the Snapchat Story feature. With the update, users will be able to get to the new in-app Facebook Camera with one swipe and will be able to share a picture privately with a friend, or share it on their news feed. Facebook-owned Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp have all added similar features recently. Facebook, which now has 1.86 billion users, denies it took its camera ideas from Snapchat and says it got them from its own users. "Our goal here is to give people more to do on Facebook, and that's really been the main inspiration," said Connor Hayes, a Facebook product manager.

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