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Facebook's Snapchat-style Stories and Effects are live. Here's how to use them - Wired.co.uk

Facebook is merging ever closer with Snapchat with the full roll-out of its Facebook Camera, Effects, Stories and Direct tools. Advertisement. Starting this week on iOS and Android, Facebook's Camera can be accessed by tapping on the camera icon in the ...and more »

This is getting silly now: Facebook is copying another Snapchat feature - The Guardian

Just as a reminder, here are all the previous times Facebook has tried to take on Snapchat: two clones of Snapchat Stories, two attempted acquisitions, four standalone apps, two ephemeral messaging implementations, and three new cameras with AR lenses ...and more »

Facebook is copying Snapchat's geofilters by letting people make their own camera 'frames' - Business Insider

Facebook is taking yet another page out of Snapchat's playbook by letting people create their own location-based camera filters. Starting Thursday, Facebook users in select countries will be able to make custom camera "frames" that others can overlay ...and more »

Facebook launching custom 'frames' that look a lot like Snapchat geofilters - Digital Trends

New Facebook features that borrow from Snapchat seem like a weekly occurrence, whether in the form of experiments or full-fledged apps. The company's latest attempt at imitating its younger rival comes in the form of custom “frames,” which borrow the ...and more »

Facebook launches new graphic and text frames for profile pictures - BBC News

Facebook's giving its users the option to add graphics and text to their profile pictures. In what looks like a move to keep up with Snapchat, users can create their own style of frame and share it with friends. The Camera Effects Platform will allow ...and more »

Facebook Releases Tool For Custom Photo And Video Frames: Another Page From Snapchat's Playbook? - Tech Times

It seems that when Facebook is about to make some tweaks on its platform or plan to introduce a service, the go-to place for its creative team is not the brainstorming room. Instead, they head straight to Snapchat. This is demonstrated in the recent ...and more »

Facebook's Camera Effects Platform: A Snapchat Copycat? - Gospel Herald

Facebook gets on with the photo frame frenzy and releases a new feature where users can customize their own photos with frames, captions and drawings. This is a big upgrade from a profile photo frame customization feature launched back in 2015. Now ...and more »

Oh look, Facebook is copying Snapchat again - BGR

Facebook has a long and storied history of being “inspired” by other apps and then implementing those new features only to kill them off again months later. It's kind of like a bad habit that Facebook just can't break, and one of its favorite sources ...and more »

Another Snapchat feature is coming to Facebook - Mashable

Stop me if you've heard this one: Facebook is adding a feature that looks like it was lifted straight from Snapchat. Facebook "location frames" are its answer to Snapchat's geofilters. But don't expect them to appear in your Facebook app before ...and more »

Facebook's new tool lets anyone create custom profile frames - TechCrunch

Facebook is launching a series of new features to help people customize their photos and videos in the social network's continuing battle with Snapchat, an app that put the camera, photos and video at the front-and-center of social interactions. Today ...and more »