#facebook Messenger’s new camera is another shot at #snapchat

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Facebook’s latest attempt to clone the success of Snapchat is making its way to Messenger. The company’s standalone messaging app now has a camera front and center that comes packed with many of the now-familiar features once pioneered by its rival. Using the new camera, you can doodle over photos or videos using your finger, add stickers and emojis, add real-time masks and effects to your selfies, and stylize your creations with Prisma-like art filters. Facebook says the product is rolling out globally for both iOS and Android starting today.

This new addition to Messenger is another bold move from Facebook to strike at the heart of Snapchat’s appeal. As of last July, Facebook Messenger notched 1 billion monthly active users, making it…

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