Facebook’s latest attempt to clone the success of Snapchat is making its way to Messenger. The company’s standalone messaging app now has a camera front and center that comes packed with many of the now-familiar features once pioneered by its rival.
The new Messenger Camera makes sending photos and videos faster, simpler, and more fun. The camera is always one tap or swipe away— whether you’re already in a conversation or just opened up the app.
The new “Messenger Camera” makes it easier to capture images in your chats and personalize them with filters, 3D effects, stickers and more.
Aside from the camera updates, Facebook is also making run of the mill regular chats more exciting. You can now add “art and stickers” to your text, enhancing the range of ways you can communicate
This attempt to jazz up your conversations applies to text, too. If you tap the palette icon near the shutter, you can add art and stickers to your written words.
Both Android and iOS users should see the features arrive in Messenger today, although holiday-themed effects will have to wait until December 21st.