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Facebook Reportedly Cloning Some Features Of Snapchat; Get The Details Here

Update Date: Mar 17, 2017 10:39 PM EDT

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms, now that Internet and social media applications are becoming parts of our daily lives. Snapchat on the other hand, is one of the various apps that competes with the global market in terms of revenue.

There are some reports surfacing that Facebook is cloning some features of Snapchat. Let's get to know more details regarding this matter.

Is Facebook Cloning Snapchat?

Ever since Snapchat refused to accept its $3 billion deal, Facebook has opted for the next greatest thing - holding the parent organization of the buzzy chat app. Facebook has been reportedly cloning Snapchat's peculiarities.

But with some users resisting upon two new lookalike updates, has Facebook drawn too much inspiration or ideas from Snapchat? Some were ticked-off are assuming this.

The reaction stems from innovative features on chat applications, such as Messenger and WhatsApp that imitate Snapchat Stories, which are very popular with smartphone users.This is according from a report posted by USA Today.

What Is The Opinion Of Professionals About This?

According to Julian Maha, a 40-year-old founder and CEO of KultureCity in Birmingham, Alabama, who utilizes Messenger to interact with his start-up team globally, the messenger worked to be a comparatively clean interface. Adding Snapchat-like innovations to it seems to not only clutter it but further formulates uncertainty about the purpose of Messenger app.

The Future Of Facebook And Snapchat

In a report posted by Yahoo!, a statement from Susan Etlinger, a tech industry critic for Altimeter Group said, Facebook and Snapchat are in an arms competition, which reveals the vulnerabilities of both organizations. She also added that Facebook uses Snapchat-like features to demonstrate its relevance to younger users, though Snapchat keeps accelerating features to maintain its fullness. The risk is that both businesses get bewildered from the bigger picture: how to stay significant in a frequently fragmented digital world.

Stay tuned with us for more updates on Facebook and Snapchat.

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