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Facebook's new photo tool is silly, silly fun

Facebook's new photo tool is silly, silly fun
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They say imitation is a form of flattery, but in this case, it might be flat-out stealing. Facebook wants to make the best experience possible for its 1.4 billion users, even if that includes lifting a few things from Snapchat.

Since Facebook failed to acquire Snapchat in 2014 for $3 billion, the social media network has added features hoping to compete with its rivals. Facebook began this process with something called Slingshot, which you can read all about by clicking here.

But forget fair competition. Instead of coming up with something brand new and innovative, Facebook borrowed a major page out of Snapchat's book. The social giant has now added a feature that lets you add text, filters and emoji stickers to your photos. Sound familiar? That's exactly what Snapchat lets you do, only with Facebook, the images won't disappear after a certain amount of time. They will be posted and live on Facebook until you decide to delete them.

Take a look at the example below:

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Currently, the feature is only included in the Facebook app for iOS devices, with Android still being tested. To use it, all iOS users need to do is upload a photo and they will see all of their options. Simply tap on the wand icon for filters and scroll through to add text and stickers.

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Source: TechCrunch
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