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.

Credit: Mashable

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.


Renz Bernardo ·

How blatant of a ripoff can this be? Smh This is pretty stupid, at least change the freakin layout facebook. Dont they have any designers?

Mr. Truth

Facebook is so pathetic

 shame on them

Marcin Spławski

Snapchat in Poland is just as popular as Messenger. Just sayin’

Lisa Vitacco

This is how Facebook started mark Zuckerberg STOLE the idea of fd from his friends why is everyone so suprised he’s stealing another idea

Brian Walker

Is this a place where I can complain about all the spam advertising which Facebook is placing on my timeline. It is intrusive and unwanted.

Zub Duma

Indirectly, Facebook gives more popularity and royal value to Snapshot.
Facebook helps Snapshot to grab more users whenever trying to copy it.

Michał Wróblewski

Snapchat is very popular in Poland, and i don’t see anyone using this function.

Dora Nwafor . Poznań at McKinsey & Company

Has anyone found a way to switch this crap off? Nothing pisses me off more than this stupid new pathetic “feature”…

AJ Richard · Owner at Self-Employed

I hope #Fuckerberg gets sued for millions over this. #Plagerism
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