Facebook Just Launched ‘Messenger Day’ – It’s Competition To Snapchat
Rumors have swirled for months that Facebook is working on a true Snapchat clone. And today they’ve been confirmed, as the company just introduced a new and distinctly Snapchat-like feature to its Messenger app called “Messenger Day.”
But, before we issue a collective eye roll in Facebook’s direction, it’s worth giving Messenger Day a closer look — because it could massively up your flirting game.
In a nutshell, Messenger Day does precisely what your Snapchat Story and your Instagram Story do. You can share photos and videos that can be customized with text, stickers and frames. Sounds familiar, right?
But Messenger Day has something that Snapchat and Instagram don’t offer you: a significantly easier way to control who sees your story. That’s great news for those posting sexy stories and thirst traps.
“The people who see it is kind of up to you. We care a lot about you being in control,” Peter Martinazzi, Facebook’s director of product management, explained.
“There are two options we present you with. One option is ‘everyone except,’ and in that case you can decide who’s not allowed to see it. And, the other option is ‘custom,’ in which case you can choose exactly who you want to see it,” Martinazzi continued.
Of course, Snapchat and Instagram already allow you to exclude people from viewing your Stories. And, Snapchat allows you to customize your Story’s permanent privacy settings so you can control who views it. But, Messenger Day goes one better by allowing you to easily create custom groups to share your Day with as you’re posting it.
There’s no need to mess around in your settings every time you want to lay down a thirst trap — you just select from a list of contacts as you’re uploading it and voilà.
On a basic level, that means you can choose to share your Day with a custom group of friends, family or colleagues.
But, what you can also do is create a custom group of your crushes — or just one crush — to share your Day with. So, if you want to post sultry photos or lay down thirst traps for people you’re into without sharing them with your friends, family, colleagues, then this is the way to do it.
And, the really great thing is: Your crushes will never know that you’re sharing your Day with only them. This is great if you’re testing the water with a crush or you’re too shy or nervous to send them a direct message.
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