Mumbai: After announcing its grand roadmap for the next decade at the F8 developer conference, social media giant Facebook has been working on a numerous new features to further enhance its platform.
A new media report by Wall Street journal (WSJ) indicated that developers at Facebook are working on a stand-alone camera app along with a big live-streaming feature for users, allowing them to click and share pictures seamlessly.
The company’s ‘friend-sharing’ team has designed a prototype version of the app, which opens to a camera; similar to what Snapchat offers.
Moreover, the feature also allows users start live-streaming while recording a video, as per WSJ. However, this is just a prototype version and the company has not confirmed any such feature yet.
The company’s key motive is to make the platform all-inclusive and interactive for its users. While the new update differs from Faceook-owned photo sharing app Instagram, it does force users to hurdle multiple steps before posting a picture.
If the company launches the camera app along with the ultra-popular Facebook Live videos feature, it has all the capabilities of being a hit amongst the users.
While there is a chance that the app will compete well against Snapchat, there are chances that it might not do well; numerous projects launched by the company earlier such as Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff were failures.
Facebook has not yet commented on this issue but a spokesperson said that the networking site’s overall level of sharing options is sound and will get better in future.