Fb exams Snapchat-like self-destructing messages

Facebook tests Snapchat-like self-destructing messages

Some Fb customers in France have noticed a new function within the Messenger app. They’re seeing an hourglass within the prime-proper nook of a dialog that when tapped units messages to self-destruct in a single hour’s time. Fb says that it is testing this new function in France and may roll it out to everyone if customers embrace it. If this all feels slightly acquainted, that is in all probability as a result of it is very comparable to Fb’s personal Slingshot app. And if that appeared acquainted, that is as a result of it was a reasonably direct tackle what Snapchat has been doing because it launched in 2011. Fb tried to purchase Snapchat in 2013 for a rumoured $three billion dollars, however Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel refused the supply. So it looks like Fb has adopted the mentality that if you cannot purchase them, beat them.

Facebook tests Snapchat-like self-destructing messages

What messages seem like as soon as they’ve self-destructed

[Image credit: Tim Robberts/Facebook]

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