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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like Stories to its main mobile app
Facebook has been on a Snapchat-copying roll. First Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, rolled out its version of 24-hour stories. Then Facebook began testing a similar product on its Messenger app in Poland. And now, Facebook is testing ephemeral stories on its main mobile app. Facebook mobile app users in Ireland can now test the feature, called Facebook Stories, on iOS and Android, as first reported by Business Insider.
The feature centers on Facebook's new in-app camera that acts a lot like Snapchat's. Users can put fun filters over their faces or add visual geolocation tags to their photos and videos. It's accessed — like Snapchat — by swiping to the right on the mobile app.