Facebook is launching a new camera as part of its Messenger app. The company boasts that the new camera will do away with the need for a keyboard. It also states that over 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers and videos are sent every day on Messenger.
Ever since it ate up WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook has been working hard at integrating all of these technologies into one service. While WhatsApp requires users to have a person’s telephone number, the Facebook Messenger also allows both voice and video calls through its Messenger to your Facebook Friends. And Now it is letting users take a picture to send as a message with emojis and text included.
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Maybe this will help make up for how annoying the Messenger app has been lately as with how it takes over a person’s phone contacts. Without asking, Messenger can make itself the default program for all text messaging on your phone and users must then go into settings to undo this.
The new Messenger is also offering 3D masks and new special effects as well as thousands of stickers, frames, and effects which users will be able to choose from. It promises that this will allow people to make their messages unique.
In a blog post Facebook Messenger Product Manager Peter Martinazzi said, “It’s even quicker and easier to capture and share moments as they happen. Imagine the Messenger camera as a powerful new tool that lives just behind your inbox. It’s always one tap away — whether you’re already in a conversation or have just opened up the app. You will see the shutter button center in the screen (we’ve dressed it up for the holidays!) a tap takes photo, a long press records a video.”
So if you do not use the Facebook Messenger App then you probably don’t care. If you do use it, but just to send messages and never do anything fancy, then you also probably do not care. But if you like bells and whistles and love to have the latest gimmick then you will be overjoyed.