Facebook Messenger is now including the addition of live emojis, screenshots, filters, and masks for user video chats.
Finally, you too can emote in real-time
Have a hard time expressing emotions? Worry no more. FB Messenger will allow video participants to amplify four key emotions: surprise, anger, sadness, and of course, laughter.
Though each will vary in animation, a bubbling of applicable emojis will curtail how a user is feeling, with sadness adding virtual tears to your sincerity.
If you’re not in the mood to amp your emotion, you can add a whimsical mask (such as puppy, or rabbit ears, just to name a few) very much a kin to the popular feature found in Snapchat.
Look your best with filters
Real-time filters will enable users to make tweaks to lighting, go black and white, or perhaps add a sheen of stars and hearts, should the mood arise.
The addition of screen captures will allow FB video users a feature already familiar to most other platforms.
Facebook is looking more and more like a competitor to Snapchat when it comes to adding fun effects. This is a clever trend to exploit if Facebook is looking to reach more millennials, the foundation of Snapchat’s user base.
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