In its bid to draw closer to the next generation place, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is leaving no stone unturned. It is purportedly learnt that Facebook is testing a new photo uploader for iOS, whose features are borrowed from that of Snapchat’s.
The user interface is strikingly similar to Snapchat. Understandably, the company has chosen not to publicize about the new update.
The company is now involved in the process of testing three new features through its iOS application. The new photo uploaders accord the facility to superimpose text on a photo, the option to fix Facebook stickers on top of photos. Also, swipeable filters facilitate the users to have a quick preview of the effects of the photo.
The most notable thing about the new photo uploader is that as soon as one picks up an image, one is allowed to tap the magic wand to give new text effects and add stickers. All the more, these features can be availed without any necessity to download an exclusive application.
At the moment, Facebook’s new version is confined to a limited number of users. Further, much of the photo filters are available depending the season.
It is to be seen as to how many people will be able to erase wholly their photos as and when the new version of the app becomes available for everyone.
Facebook steals reputation from Snapchat for a while. In fact, the giant social networking platform faltered in its acquisition plans as it made a bid to buy Snapchat in 2012.
Unperturbed by its failure, Facebook has been engaged in a serious exercise to outperform Snapchat by releasing clone applications that effectively imitate the app’s momentary appeal.
Last year, it brought out its disappearing photo application, Slingshot that allows the users to combine stickers with photos.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) seems to hog the limelight through acquiring new services or clone features of services it can’t get hold of.