Facebook Messenger is Stealing Yet Another Feature From Snapchat

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Fb has already copied a ton of unique options from its arch-nemesis Snapchat however the social networking big doesn’t appear to have put an finish to its copycat antics. It has now surfaced that Fb’s Messenger app is testing a model of Snapchat’s uber-popular ‘streak’ characteristic.

The streak characteristic, for these unaware, is a minimal however enjoyable addition to Snapchat’s social expertise that encourages you to converse with your mates extra usually. You see emoji standing updates subsequent to your good friend’s username, with whom you’ve constructed up a streak by snapping them each consecutive day.

An identical characteristic, which even carries ahead the “streak” title, has surprisingly made its method to choose Fb customers on Wednesday. The Messenger app now shows a pop-up, shared by Case Sandberg on Twitter, while you’ve chatted together with your good friend for over two consecutive days.

You then obtain the ‘lightning bolt’ icon subsequent to your good friend’s contact, which signifies that you simply’ve bought a streak with them. That is the standing when your streak is barely three days lengthy. The bolt icon is accompanied by an hourglass with the overall variety of days you’ve consecutively messaged your good friend.

In an official assertion, a Fb spokesperson has confirmed that Messenger is testing the streak characteristic with a handful of customers. The corporate isn’t characterizing streak as some main addition to the Messenger expertise. It believes that streaks will provide you with “enjoyable info” about your mates who you message on the common.

Then again, Snapchat views the streak characteristic as an vital component of the app expertise. Even the customers, particularly teenagers, are devoted to maintaining their streaks intact and haven’t gone a whole lot of days with out messaging their pals. It’s one of many many options, alongside the Tales, face masks, and AR filters, which have the customers hooked on to the platform. What are your ideas on Fb copying this enjoyable unique characteristic? Remark down beneath.