Facebook has cloned a really popular feature from the social networking app Snapchat called Stories. Stories allow a user to upload a collection of photos and videos and within 24 hours they will be deleted.
The social network caught a lot of flack for such a blatant rip-off of Snapchat and it even comes with new filters that you can use to spice up your photo’s just like on Snapchat.
Now the most important question surrounding this rip off is does it matter. Facebook dwarfs Snapchat with nearly 2 billion members it in an entire league of its own. The filters are a complete copy much like the stories feature but it does bring the fun to a much wider audience. Snapchat has a demographic of those who are teenagers to young adults while Facebook has a large demographic across the board.
“Have some fun with your photography,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about. Whether it’s a straight landscape shot, or a wacky shot, as long as it’s fun, right?”
If you have yet to try the new filters you can do so by going to Facebook and open up the camera icon and be sure that it is set to Selfie mode. The filters are only accessible for Selfie mode but as time moves on they might expand support much like Snapchat. From there, swipe on the screen before you take the shot, and you’ll see all sorts of wild things: raccoon eyes, flying bananas, mustache and beard, super-heroes, dropping rain, huge clouds, and more.