Just in time for the festive season is the new camera feature from Facebook for Messenger, it comes with art and special effects, as well as being faster and easier to use. This is a real attempt by Facebook to stop its users from skipping over to the likes of Snapchat to create cool images to share with family and friends.
Unique to Messenger we’ve also created a place where you can make your text messages even more fun. Check out the palette icon by the shutter and it will take you to a blank canvas where you can add art and stickers to your text. We’re making it super easy to add more delight to the conversations you’re having about what you’re doing, how you’re feeling and the plans you are making.
There is more to this than just being able to add a few funny features to a photo, this allows the user to take a photo, create a cool graphic, add a message and send it off in no time at all! For Facebook the benefits are obvious, it should keep users from switching apps in order to edit their photos and why not if it works and makes life easier then there is no reason to switch apps, or is there?