They always say imitation is the highest form of flattery! Well, Facebook is currently testing out a new camera app (only in Ireland) that is almost identical to Snapchat.. and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Facebook do this.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About This New App:

How it Works: From the Facebook app, tap the new camera icon available in upper left-hand corner of  your home screen. Send images and videos with filters in private messages or share to your timeline on Facebook!

How It’s like Snapchat:

  • Add effects to your pictures such as masks, geo filters, graphics, and artistic overlays.
  • Send images/videos as direct messages which auto erase after 24 hours.
  • Message recipients only get two chances to view messages before they disappear!

What’s unique:

  • Augmented reality experience with animated elements that respond to your movements. 
  • Images can be published to your Facebook Timeline

What else do you need to know:

  • There are no further details as to whether this new feature will launch globally.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2016/10/31/facebook-new-camera/#9beaeb359204