Facebook’s Testing New Snapchat-Style Features in Its Photo Editor

First, open the Facebook app and tap the “Photo” button at the top of your phone screen.


The key feature that comes along with this update is that users can add stickers which they have obtained from Facebook’s Stickered app while filters and written messages can be added on the images before uploading them.

If Facebook really wants to get out in front of the likes of Snapchat on messaging among millennials it needs to come up with something new, but like with Google as well, companies that become huge corporate monoliths often lose the urge to seriously innovate. Now facebook’s simply doing what Snapchat does; and you’re free to call it “copy”. Having failed that, it tried to directly compete with Snapchat, with Poke and, more recently, Slingshot, neither of which really took off.

Just select a photo like you normally would and you’ll see a vertical line swipe across the image.

The new editing tools are being rolled out slowly, so you might not see them in the app yet.

Facebook has a new toy for those users who like taking pictures of everything around them and sharing those shots with family and friends. There are several familiar filters like vintage, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and even “Snow”.

The new feature looks pretty similar to what SnapChat offers with the exception of stickers. It is now clear that text overlay will soon be available to the social network users as the feature completes its tests on iOS.

For now, the feature is limited to iOS only, while Facebook claims that the tools on Android are in the works, and we expect it to be up and running in the coming weeks, although the company has not given away a timeline regarding the roll out. Users will also be able to add text to their images using this new option in a few seconds.


After that, you can be as creative as you like, adding stickers, text and emojis to your heart’s content.

Facebook's new iOS photo uploader looks a lot like Snapchat - The Next Web