Facebook launches new camera features and Stories platform

An example Instagram Business Profile shown on a smartphone

An example Instagram Business Profile shown on a smartphone

Facebook has updated its Android and iOS apps with three new features, an in-built camera app, Instagram-style Stories and Direct.

However, Facebook, which now has a user base of around 1.86 billion, has denied the fact that they have taken this Story feature from Snapchat. Reactive effects, by Facebook's own description, allow you to "interact with dynamic objects", in your photos and videos, while style effects will apply special artistic filters to them.

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
Under the recall, a spring in the side door latch could break, which could cause the door to open while the vehicle is in motion. Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 111 2017 Ford Edge vehicles for missing windshield header welds.

Facebook is taking on Snapchat in their latest update to their mobile apps, adding stories to their app allowing you to share a stories with your friends and followers.

Coming to Facebook Stories, just like Instagram Stories, which lets you share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop News Feed. It also introduced two additional ways for sharing photos and videos, Stories and Direct. When a user sends a photo or video via "Direct", their friends will be able to view, replay, and write a reply to the message. After the conversation ends, the content is no longer visible. With the roll out of Direct, Facebook has seemingly lifted all of Snapchat's major features, but is that enough? While this gives Facebook users another cool feature to play around with, it also adds to the clutter and makes the app more resource intensive.

Fox News criticized for 'news alert' about Trump's weekend
CBS News' White House correspondent Mark Knoller totaled Obama's time on the golf course as president at 333 rounds. The dinner followed Trump's visit to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia earlier on Saturday.

If you want to dump Snapchat and start playing with Facebook Stories and Camera instead, check your app. With the new Facebook updates, we're looking forward to seeing more laser cats and colourful rainbow puke.

The company said the move put the camera at the heart of the Facebook experience. Photos and images will disappear after 24 hours, and you can adorn your multimedia creations with filters, text, and other similar gimmicks.

Palace urges public to observe Earth Hour
Having been to last year's Earth Hour, Dubai kicks it up a notch by making it into an eco-friendly neon light display. So after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference.

This modification indicates for the fourth time that Facebook has copied basic Snapchat features like photo and video montages that disappear in 24 hours.

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