Facebook May Get Snapchat-like Camera Effects

| } October 29 , 2016 , 15:34 IST
[caption id="attachment_233770" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Representational Image Representational Image[/caption] In yet another attempt to take on photo sharing mobile service Snapchat, Facebook is testing photo effects and masks into its main camera app for stills and videos that disappear after 24 hours. "The new camera", as Facebook calls it, is first being tested in Ireland before rolling out to everyone. Also Read: WhatsApp Introduces Snapchat Like Feature For Photo Sharing "The new features include Snapchat-style animated selfie masks, overlaid graphics, and geofilters, Prisma-esque fine art-themed style transfer filters and some innovative new reactive filters that respond to your body's movements," technology website Techcrunch.com reported on Friday. Facebook is also placing the camera icon to the left of the News Feed and a swipe will show photo and video direct messages with friends. Also Read: You Can Now Stream Facebook Videos On TV, Know How Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new feature called Messenger Day that tries to clone Snapchat's "Stories" feature and lets users post photos and videos that disappear after a day. Messenger Day appears at top of the conversation list in Facebook Messenger and users can add animated text and graphics to pictures or video snippets before sharing them.