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Messenger Day (Facebook)
Messenger Day (Facebook)

Facebook Messenger's newest feature is basically another clone of Snapchat Stories


Once again, Facebook adopted a new feature that seems suspiciously similar to another social network's flagship product.

Facebook Messenger's new feature, Messenger Day, functions like a Snapchat Story. You can add filters to photos and videos and send them to friends or post them to an ongoing stream. They last for 24 hours, much like Snapchat Stories. You can also add messages sent to friends to your "day," similarly to how you can add Snaps to your friends to your Story. 

Facebook revealed the new feature with a video on (of course) Facebook.

Here's the new app in action.

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Tax-filing season is turning into a nightmare for thousands of employees working at companies tricked into relinquishing tax documents exposing people?s incomes, addresses and Social Security numbers to scam artists. In fact, in a Feb. 28, 2016, post on its corporate blog, Snapchat revealed that its payroll department had been duped by an email impersonating Spiegel. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The existence of yet another Snapchat clone may seem a bit redundant. Instagram Stories have been live for months, and Facebook owns Instagram. Facebook also added a Story feature in Whatsapp.

The similarities were not lost on observers.

This news comes hot on the heels of Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., launching a successful IPO. It was valued at $17 a share after its first day.

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