Snapchat's source code was leaked on the GitHub developer platform

In the photo, one of Snapchat's most popular lenses

March 2016 – Filters

One of the first signs that Facebook was copying Snapchat was in March 2016 when he bought MSQRD, an application that superimposes live foolish filters on his selfies.

The application allows users to apply filters to their faces, similar to the Snapchat & # 39; Lens & # 39; filters.

In the photo, one of Snapchat's most popular lenses

Face filters on Facebook are very similar to those on Snapchat

Face filters on Facebook are very similar to those on Snapchat

One of the first signs that Facebook was copying Snapchat was in March 2016 when he bought MSQRD, an application that superimposes live foolish filters on his selfies. The application allows users to apply filters to their faces (in the photo on the right), similar to the filters of Snapchat & # 39; Lens & # 39; (photo on the left)

April 2016 – QR codes

In April of last year, Facebook added QR codes to profiles in Messenger.

Snapchat uses QR codes to allow people to add other users without having to search.

December 2016: filters based on location and camera in the application

Facebook introduced custom camera filters based on location that overlay images and videos, similar to the & # 39; geo-filters & # 39; of Snapchat.

The users create & # 39; frames & # 39; in any design platform, they are sent to Facebook and then close friends will have access to the creations.

In the same month, a & # 39; Messenger Camera & # 39; to capture and share photos and videos faster without having to leave a conversation, a function that already existed in Snapchat.

Snapchat's geo-filter is represented

Snapchat's geo-filter is represented

The image is the filter option based on the location of Facebook

The image is the filter option based on the location of Facebook

In December, Facebook introduced custom camera filters based on location (in the photo on the right) that overlap images and videos, similar to the & # 39; geo-filters & # 39; of Snapchat (photo on the left)

March 2017 – Stories

In March, Facebook introduced Facebook Stories along with two other new features similar to Snapchat: Facebook Camera and Direct.

Facebook Stories highlights the decorative content in a horizontal design on News Feed that disappears in 24 hours, like Snapchat Stories.

Pictured is the Snapchat Stories feature

Pictured is the Snapchat Stories feature

Facebook added Stories in March

Facebook added Stories in March

Facebook Stories (photo on the right) highlights decorative content in a horizontal design on News Feed that disappears in 24 hours, like Snapchat Stories (photo on the left)

The section of the app called & # 39; Direct & # 39; It seems to be very similar to Snapchat's source for group messages one by one.

The update encourages users to use the Facebook camera feature and also allows them to put their friends' stories on top of their News.

In the same month, he also introduced the "Messenger Day", which allows the user to share photos and videos with filters and illustrated stickers that disappear in 24 hours, like Snapchat Stories.

November 2017 – Stripes

In November, Facebook copied Snapchat by testing a new feature that encourages friends to send round-trip messages for consecutive days.

Like & # 39; Snapstreaks & # 39; on Snapchat, Facebook Messenger & # 39; Streaks & # 39; It has emoji next to the name of anyone that users send messages regularly.

According to Facebook, this will encourage users to & # 39; keep their streak & # 39;

In March, Facebook introduced the "Day of Messenger", which allows the user to share photos and videos with filters and illustrated stickers that disappear in 24 hours, just like Snapchat Stories.

In March, Facebook introduced the "Day of Messenger", which allows the user to share photos and videos with filters and illustrated stickers that disappear in 24 hours, just like Snapchat Stories.

In March, Facebook introduced the "Day of Messenger", which allows the user to share photos and videos with filters and illustrated stickers that disappear in 24 hours, just like Snapchat Stories.

January 2018 – screenshots

In January, Instagram, the proprietary application of Facebook, began testing a feature that allows its followers to know if it has taken a sneaky screenshot of its history.

The Snapchat-inspired feature is expected to be launched soon on the image exchange platform and is currently being tested in Japan.

May 2018 – Bitmoji

As with Filters, Snaps and Stories, Facebook revealed that it is duplicating the Bitmoji feature used in Snapchat.

Within the code of the Facebook application for Android, developers have found an unprecedented functionality that allows users to create personalized and illustrated versions of themselves to use as stickers in Messenger and comments.

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