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Facebook to add camera features on smartphone app, like snap chat

Social Media Giant Facebook On Tuesday Is Scheduled To Update Camera Feature On Its Smartphone App For The First Time So As To Encourage Users To Click More Pictures And Edit Them With Digital Stickers To Rival Snapchat.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 28 Mar 2017, 08:24:39 PM

New Delhi:

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday is scheduled to update camera feature on its smartphone app for the first time so as to encourage users to click more pictures and edit them with digital stickers to rival Snapchat.

Facebook will allow users to get to the app's camera with swipe of their finger and then add visual details.

Users will be able to share a picture privately with a friend, rather than to the user's entire list of friends, and add a picture to a gallery known as a "story," which is very similar to that of Snapchat app.

However, Facebook denies it took its camera ideas from Snapchat and says it got them from Facebook users.

"Our goal here is to give people more to do on Facebook and that's really been the main inspiration," Connor Hayes, a Facebook product manager, said in a briefing with media.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2017, 08:16:00 PM