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Facebook Messenger's new native camera offers Snapchat-like effects

Facebook Messenger's new native camera offers Snapchat-like effects

That equals more user data, which Facebook can turn into cold hard cash through advertising. The camera also comes alongside new art features for writing and drawing directly on your selfies, which are then, of course, shared with other Facebook Messenger users.

The Messenger camera is now fully native and feature a ton of powerful additions that will appease a lot of users. Users can take a photo using a single tap and can record video just by long pressing in the camera. In the last two months alone, Facebook started testing another Snapchat-style camera in its core Facebook app, built a separate Snapchat clone to ship in developing countries and brought live video broadcasting to Instagram. It's behind every conversation thread in the app and is now easily accessed from wherever you are. "We've seen that the way people are messaging is becoming much more visual".

Over 2.5 billion emojis, photos, sticker, and videos are sent each day on Facebook Messenger. Facebook also introduced a place where you can find new art and special effects.

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Facebook has added thousands of stickers, frames, masks and effects to the app, which you can personalize as you wish. The company has worked with artists and influencers all over the world and these artists have added their own touch to the customization tools you can now use in Messenger.

Song said the team has been trying to distinguish Messenger as a different platform from Facebook - you don't even need a Facebook account to use the messaging service. You can kick things off by tapping on the little palette button next to the camera shutter button. Facebook Messenger is already one of the biggest apps in the world, boasting over one billion users, but Facebook wants it to keep gaining momentum.


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