Facebook clients in France could send vanishing messages with its cell phone Messenger application on Thursday, inclining up the test to Snapchat.
“We’re leading a little test in France of a component that permits individuals to send messages that vanish an hour after they’re sent,” Facebook told AFP. “Vanishing messages gives individuals another fun alternative to browse when they impart on Messenger.”
Tapping an hourglass symbol on the upper right of the screen in Messenger will permit clients to send messages intended to vanish an hour after they are sent. The element is being tried on variants of the Messenger application for cell phones controlled by Apple or Android programming. On the off chance that it demonstrates effective, the component would likely be made accessible in different nations.
Making transient messages an alternative in Messenger is an immediate test to cell phone informing adversary Snapchat. Snapchat’s allure has been the reason that messages vanish not long after being seen, giving clients a feeling of having the capacity to keep pictures or recordings private and fleeting.
Los Angeles-based Snapchat soared to prevalence in the United States, particularly among young people, after the beginning application was discharged in September 2011. Snapchat rejected a $3 billion takeover offer from Facebook in 2013.
Facebook recently started testing a Messenger application virtual right hand that the main informal organization said goes past counterfeit consciousness programs as of now available.