Facebook Camera App to take on Snapchat?

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Facebook is constantly looking for new ways to keep people on their platforms for even longer. Recently, Facebook has revealed their 10 year plan which showed us Facebooks ambitious goals of the services and platforms they are aiming to bring to us from virtual reality to A.I.

But what might be coming to us a lot sooner is a stand-alone Facebook camera app, which Facebook must see as a way of getting more people to post more pics to their profile.

According to sources, there is already a prototype in the works that allows users to take and share photos, record videos and live stream directly from the app without ever leaving Facebook.

Supposedly, Facebook wants the app to encourage more spontaneous photos and videos to be uploaded to their social platforms similar to Snapchat.

Facebook has already tried to take on this market with the release of their Slingshot app back in 2014 where you were able to take photos that would disappear after 24 hours. The app never really took off and has since been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store.

The app is supposedly in the early stages but it may never been released to the masses. We will have to wait and see if the Facebook Camera app will get fully launched, but what we can be sure of is that Facebook continues to do everything they can to keep you connected to their brand so there’s a good chance that we will see more Facebook related icons on our mobile screens in the near future. 

Troy Stanley