November 10, 2015 5:23:33 pm
Facebook is testing out a new feature on Messenger called Photo Magic, which will scan photos using facial recognition and notify users to send these pictures to a friends.
According to a Facebook post by Messenger head David Marcus currently the feature is in testing mode in Australia and it will roll out in the US soon.
TechCrunch quotes Director Of Product Management Peter Martinazz as saying that on Messenger sharing of photos is really popular. Martinazz told TechCrunch that over 9.5 billion photos were shared last month alone.
The new feature is obviously aimed at boosting this photo sharing. Facebook had recently launched a separate app called Moments, which would allow for private sharing of photos. Now Facebook is giving photo-sharing a boost with this new feature on Messenger it seems.
Facebook’s Messenger is already one of the most popular apps and has crossed 1 billion downloads. Messenger will also expand into full-fledged platform as Facebook had revealed at its developer conference this year and is all set to get its own voice-assistant called M.
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