Facebook steals another Snapchat feature
Facebook is trialing Snapchat's streak feature
Facebook is at it again as it steals another popular feature from Snapchat, its addictive game streaks.
Streaks encourages users to ‘keep your streak going' when messaging friends, this can be anything from text, images and emoji, but the trick is to keep sending messaging for consecutive days, over a long period of time.
Now Facebook Messenger has included an emoji status streaks feature whereby the same rules apply. However this is currently on a trial basis, and was spotted by Twitter user Case Sandberg.
Messenger is testing out streak counts... Streak counts really bug me. pic.twitter.com/leDRemkSR3
— case (@CaseSandberg) November 22, 2017
A spokesperson for Facebook Messenger said to Mashable that the social network giant is testing the feature to enable users to see fun facts about one another.
"For example, a lightning bolt may appear next to the name of a person you've messaged with for at least three days in a row, and a counter will indicate how many consecutive days you've been chatting. We're interested to see if people enjoy this insight, but we don't have any additional information to share at this time."
If Facebook decides to make this a permanent feature, it may soon be seen on WhatsApp and Instagram.