So Facebook just launched ‘Messenger Day’ in Poland, where Snapchat is supposedly unpopular. The Messenger Day offered Polish people filter-enhanced photos and videos that disappeared after 24 hours! exactly like Snapchat.
The new Messenger rolled out in Poland, shows a row of tiles representing “My Day” and friends’ Days they can watch. There are hundreds of stickers, categorized into “I’m feeling,” “Who’s up for?” and “I’m doing,” with colorful filters like: so blue, road trip and study time.
Facebook’s one big innovation with Messenger Day is the use of graphic filters as suggestions for what to share, instead of just to celebrate holidays and events or to show off your location like with Snapchat’s geofilters. Techcrunch
“We know that people come to Messenger to share everyday moments with friends and family. In Poland we are running a small test of new ways for people to share those updates visually…,” a Messenger spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable.
Franciszek Georgiew, founder of Poland-based social media agency Social Tigers shared his opinion about the new Messenger features:
(The user interface) is really poor, on every level–nothing like Instagram Stories. I think Facebook is trying to hijack some Snapchat users with both Instagram and Messenger stories and stop the growth of the application. Looking at the stickers, it’s 100 percent targeted to younger demographics–really full of colors, big, noisy, really invasive.
more users were NOT IMPRESSED WITH MESSENGER DAY… AND FACEBOOK…
shame on them