Facebook tests Snapchat-esque camera

The photo-taking app, which contains several filters and other features, is available to users in Ireland. It’s one more (beta) step in the competition for viewers.

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Facebook’s quest either to overtake or to imitate the popular social media app forged ahead recently with a new camera app and filters.

The Guardian reported:

On Friday came the news that Facebook is testing a new camera in its main app that offers Snapchat Lens-style photo and video filters to users. The camera, available to users in Ireland for now, is accessed by swiping right on the homescreen of the Facebook app.

Here’s what Facebook’s “new camera” looks like:

Photos and videos that users create with the camera can be posted on users’ timelines as well as sent privately through Facebook’s new “Direct inbox” feature—similar to Instagram’s message feature.

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