Facebook e inonye Snapchat mokhoa nyamela melaetsa ka hare ho app e yona Messenger Fora, nyehela basebedisi bokhoni ba ho beha molaetsa ho intša destruct hora ka mor'a e romela.
A mpa a phaphatha e hourglass aekhone app e sa Messenger bulela matla a, e leng o hlola ka ho a sebetsang a fihlela hore lintho li retelehela tima. E liipone ditshebetsong tse ditiriso tse ling melaetsa: Snapchat, mohlala, tlosa melaetsa ena ha nngoe bala, ha a ntse a leba sethaleng meqoqo ya Google e fana le matla a ho thibela moqoqo tsoang ntseng ba pholosoa historing.
A setatemente ho Buzzfeed, e leng ea pele e tlalehile teko ea, Facebook re: "Re ntse u thabile ho phatlalatsa ba morao-rao e moleng oa komipesaka ya sehlahiswa boikhethelo Features ipaakanyeditse go tsenngwa tirisong maleban etsa Messenger tsela e molemohali ea ho buisana le batho hore bohlokoa ka ho fetisisa.
“Starting today, we’re conducting a small test in France of a feature that allows people to send messages that disappear an hour after they’re sent. Disappearing messages gives people another fun option to choose from when they communicate on Messenger. We look forward to hearing people’s feedback as they give it a try.”
It’s not the first time Facebook has experimented with ephemeral messaging. The company has ruthlessly tried to consume rival – and former acquisition target – Snapchat, launching no fewer than three previous apps aimed at offering an in-house alternative to the service.
A 2012, "Poke” was famously coded in just 12 matsatsi a, and offered an almost one-for-one copy of the Snapchat experience. But the app was unpopular, and two years later a more full-featured rival was launched in the form of “Slingshot".
Slingshot still offered the ephemeral messaging of Snapchat, but offered a few twists of its own, most notably the ability to require a photo in return before a message could be viewed. And unlike Poke, it is still available to download on the App Store.
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