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Facebook is reportedly operative on a Snapchat-like camera app — again

Facebook might be operative on nonetheless another Snapchat clone.

The amicable network is building a standalone camera app meant to “encourage a 1.6 billion users to create, and share, some-more photos and videos,” according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal

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The report, that credits unnamed sources informed with Facebook’s plans, says a app is being combined by a group in London and is “similar” to Snapchat. The unnamed app reportedly launches on a camera — like Snapchat — and will reportedly confederate with Instagram and other Facebook-owned apps. It will also concede users to share live streamed video behind to Facebook, according to a report.

A deputy for Facebook declined to criticism on a report. The association is also rumored to be operative on a standalone app for 360-degree videos

If a new camera app launches — and it’s not transparent that it will — it would be distant from a initial time Facebook has attempted to make a possess Snapchat-like camera app. Here’s a brief demeanour during all a times a association has attempted (and failed) to recover a camera app:

  • 2012: Facebook Camera — An Instagram-like print pity app expelled just weeks after it announced a Instagram acquisition 

  • 2012: Facebook Poke — Its initial try during a straight-up Snapchat clone, Poke was expelled in 2012 though unsuccessful to benefit traction, it was pulled from a App Store in 2014 

  • 2014: Slingshot — Another disappearing messaging app that unsuccessful to take off notwithstanding a fact that it didn’t require a Facebook comment to use. Facebook pulled a app in 2015. 

  • 2014: Bolt — An experimental app from a Instagram team, Bolt was initial launched in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa though never done it to a U.S. It was pulled in 2015.

  • 2015: Riff — Another app from Facebook’s now gone Creative Labs team, Riff was premised on groups of friends pity and remixing video clips. It was pulled after that year. 

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Article source: http://mashable.com/2016/04/25/facebook-snapchat-app-report/

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