After Snapchat, Facebook ready to Steal Features from Twitter
Almost everyone is aware of Facebook’s fascination of stealing features from other tech platforms. And because of this habit, it has been under some serious criticism from general media and the companies which Facebook has stolen those features from.
Currently, Facebook seems to be in a bid to promote its “create a post” feature which has been stolen from Twitter. The iconic 140 character limit has been stolen this time which Twitter permits its users for their post. Facebook launched this new feature with only a minor change that allows 130 characters in one particular post instead of 140.
After the buzzword of this new feature, many social media users and journalists around the globe erupted with anger and Facebook was in the crosshairs of criticism once again for this action.
How the new feature works
For this new feature, the user needs to go to the “create a post” box first and then choose one of the highlighted circles, type in the box after which he/she will notice that the message has appeared with a colored background. Facebook is offering a range of colors circles changeable from single to different multi-colors.
In recent times, Facebook had been spotted copying Snapchat’s features for the Instagram platform. Facebook had stolen Snapchat’s Stories feature as well as Snap’s overlaid creative tool. The head of product of Instagram Kevin Weil while speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York stated, “If we are being honest with ourselves, this is the way the tech industry operates and quite frankly, it’s how all industries operate”.
With this present move of copying a feature from Twitter, Facebook has now added Twitter to its list of targets from where it can copy more features from.