Want to get rid of the Snapchat app? – Facebook Messenger recently started rolling this Snapchat-like stories feature into Facebook Messenger on Philippine users. Waking up today with a notification like this (photo below) – it seems that the feature that Facebook is reportedly testing months ago is now launching worldwide.
Facebook is definitely stealing the Stories concept and pushing it into countries where Snapchat isn’t popular yet, which lets people share illustrated filter-enhanced photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours.
Using the international popularity of Messenger to spread the Stories format, Facebook might boost retention and return visits to its chat app while becoming the primary place where people post their stories content before they get hooked on Snapchat.
There are more awesome features there including Share suggestions, which suggests graphics to put into your stories, you will be able to see who views your story and so much more. Try it for yourself.