Snapchat-like photo editing involves Facebook

Snapchat-like photo editing involves Facebook


Facebook has added a brand new capability to add text and vibrant stickers for your photos, similar to Snapchat.

It’s well-known that Facebook uses a slice of Snapchat’s easy-going, ephemeral and popular-with-the-kids make of communication. It first attempted to emulate the app’s success having a service known as Poke in 2012.

When that did not work, it had been rumoured the social networking giant attempted to purchase Snapchat inside a

When that did not work, Facebook just launched a unique Snapchat rival, Slingshot, this time around this past year. When that did not work, it rejigged and re-released the application in December.

It appears Facebook still is not quite happy with its Snapchat emulating ways, as it is now introduced some key Snapchat elements towards the Facebook application itself.

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook has began testing a brand new photo-editing submitted within the Facebook iOS application. It enables you to overlay coloured text on your pictures, in addition to apply swipe-to-preview filters and slap on stickers.

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The report highlights the text addition function seems to become lifted from Slingshot, with similar approach to entering text and pinching and dragging to re-size and position it. One annoyance here would be that the background photo stays blurred out while you are editing text, unlike Snapchat where you’ve got a permanent preview from the finished image.

It appears as though these changes are moving to iOS users now, while Android support should not be too lengthy.

Browse the two current iOS champs within our iPhone 6 versus iPhone 6 Plus comparison video below.

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