Facebook Messenger testing Snapchat-style ‘streaks’ feature

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Facebook is reportedly testing yet another Snapchat-like feature, but this time the social media giant is bringing the feature to the its instant messaging platform.

The new ‘Streaks’ feature, which is currently being tested on Facebook Messenger, includes an emoji status which indicates which friends a user is currently in a streak with, implying that the user has messaged the friend for at least two days in a row. The feature encourages users to keep the streak alive by sending at least one message every consecutive day.

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A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed the testing, saying that the feature will be a new way ” to see at a glance fun facts about the people you message with”.